Hilly TT results 23/4/19

A hilly TT record turnout tonight for the battle up the local hills.  A good mix of abilities including a few on road bikes.  The slightly shortened course due to road works in Holt meant a higher ratio of climbing to flat land.  Despite having to navigate a newly gritted section on the main road, slow cars and deer crossings everyone got round safely.

Mike Padfield won in 41.51 (average 24 mph), followed by James Lowe (42.00) and Aiden Bond (43.02).  The fastest on a road bike was Bryce Pegg with 43.29.  It was good to see a number of riders including Brian Platts and Paul Harrowing on their first TTs since their winter hibernation!

Thanks to the timekeepers and marshals.


Hilly TT 24/4/19
Name Club Time
MIKE PADFIELD NN Wheelers 41.51
AIDEN BOND NN Wheelers 43.02
BRYCE PEGG Aylmerton Road Club 43.29
JACK BACON Aylmerton Road Club 44.35
PHIL WATKINS NN Wheelers 44.40
NIGEL WALSH NN Wheelers 45.49
ROB LEE Aylmerton Road Club 46.29
JOHN MORGAN NN Wheelers 46.42
PAUL HARROWING NN Wheelers 48.36
GUY THOROLD NN Wheelers 51.05
CARL MACE Tri Harder 52.00
PHILIP WEST NN Wheelers 52.12
SUSIE TOWNING TriHarman 53.38
BRIAN PLATTS NN Wheelers 54.02
TIM DAYKIN Wensum Valley 55.53
MARK HARMAN TriHarman 57.20
TESSA MORGAN NN Wheelers 1.03.45

10m TT results 16/4/19

A good turnout for the second TT of the year on the B10/5 course.  There was a very fast ride by Sam Proctor (Ride Harder and a professional triathlete) in a 20.44, (the fastest April ride ever!).  This was 37 seconds off the course record so based on the time of the year and conditions the record could get broken this year! Matt Ratcliffe (North Norfolk Wheelers) was second followed by Kim Morrision (Drag2Zero).  Fastest on handicap was Mike Padfield.  Thanks to the timekeepers, marshals and supporters!

Pretty Corner B10/5 10m TT Date 16/4/19
Name Club Time Handicap time
SAM PROCTOR Ride Harder 20.44
MATT RATCLIFFE NN Wheelers 21.52 21.17
KIM MORRISON Drag2Zero 21.53 21.08
MIKE PADFIELD NN Wheelers 22.47 21.04
NIGEL WALSH NN Wheelers 23.59 21.33
MARK FARROW Pedal Rev 24.08
CALLUM STEDMAN Tri Harder 24.30
PAUL FURNESS Tri Harder 25.10
ROSE VC Norwich 25.10
RICHARD COLLYER NN Wheelers 25.27 23.26
JOHN HAYWARD NN Wheelers 25.32 22.41
MARKOS JANES VC Norwich 26.22 21.26
WATSON East Coast Riders 27.23
PAUL ELVIN  NN Wheelers 27.38
GUY THOROLD NN Wheelers 28.27 24.13
JOHN VIDLER Plomesgate CC 32.10

Time Trial Results 7th and 9th April 2019

Two events in quick succession kick started the club time trial season. The first at Horsford was hampered by roadworks at the start, meaning we couldn’t use a revised route that avoided a new roundabout at the end.  The TT was therefore shortened slightly. Despite rain starting just as the riders set off, 12 brave souls had good rides to test their early season fitness.  Fresh from temporary retirement Matt Ratcliffe got the fastest time (21.25), followed by Andrew Knowles (22.12) and then Aiden Bond (22.26). Junior rider Callum Stedman had a good ride with a 24.41.

Two days later it was back ‘home’ to Pretty Corner.  The conditions weren’t much better, with a cold north easterly (5 C). Andrew Knowles had the fastest time with a 22:58, followed by Graham Denny (23.11) and Carl Mace (24.15). Paul Furness did his first time trial in seven years and posted a respectable 26.57.

Time trials now come weekly throughout the season, with the next event a 10m TT at Pretty Corner on the 16th April.  We also have the eagerly anticipated Open 10m TT on 22nd June (bookings via the CTT website).  Fingers crossed for some warmer evenings ahead…

Horsford 9.6mTT 7/4/19
Name Club Time
MATT RATCLIFFE NN Wheelers 21.25
ANDREW KNOWLES NN Wheelers 22.12
AIDEN BOND NN Wheelers 22.26
GRAHAM DENNY NN Wheelers 22.39
CARL MACE Tri Harder 23.39
TOBY MORRELL NN Wheelers 23.45
NIGEL WALSH NN Wheelers 24.05
PHIL HURR NN Wheelers 24.26
CALLUM STEDMAN Tri Harder 24.41
PHILIP WEST NN Wheelers 27.16
GUY THOROLD NN Wheelers 27.55
JOHN VIDLER Plomesgate CC 35.23


Pretty Corner B10/5 10m TT Date 9/4/19
Name Club Time Handicap time
ANDREW KNOWLES NN Wheelers 22.58  20.28
GRAHAM DENNY NN Wheelers 23.11  22.19
CARL MACE Tri Harder 24.15  21.38
NIGEL WALSH NN Wheelers 24.37  22.11
CALLUM STEDMAN Tri Harder 25.17  –
PAUL FURNESS Tri Harder 26.57  –
PHILIP WEST NN Wheelers 27.29  22.03
PHIL HURR NN Wheelers 27.37  24.04
GUY THOROLD NN Wheelers 28.22  24.08
EDDIE ROBSON NN Wheelers 33.31  25.58
TRINE MIDDLETON TriHarman 35.21  23.46
JOHN VIDLER Plomesgate CC 35.23  –

Keith Arthur Crane 1926 – 2019

Keith Crane recently passed away (28th January).  He was a former president of the North Norfolk Wheelers and led from the front by competing well into his 80’s.  Below is an article from the North Norfolk News dated 16th August 2007 when he was 81 (on a classic Raleigh Banana).  He cycled throughout his life until he unfortunately suffered a stroke in March 2015.  He will be sadly missed by all that knew him.


Club social, buffet and awards evening 2019

A great night was had by members attending the annual event at Upper Sheringham Village Hall.  Chairman Chris Knowles presented the trophies along with Greg from Black Bikes with a new 10m road TT trophy in memory of Albert Gravenor.  In addition Geoff Paice won the North Norfolk District Council 2018 award for services to sport.  There was an excellent buffet provided by The Lunch Box, Sheringham and a cycling quiz. A full list of the annual awards are shown below:

Award/Trophy Name
BAR (Best All Rounder) – Outright Winner Graham Denny
BAR – Handicap Nigel Walsh
Albert Lefever Trophy (fastest 25 mile tt on our course) Mike Padfield
Pat Ash Trophy (fastest 50 mile tt on any course) Phil Watkins
Hill Climb Mike Kemp Trophy Mike Padfield
Hill Climb Handicap Trophy Mike Padfield
Zak Carr Trophy (Single event best 10m TT handicap) Graham Denny
15 Mile Outright Winner Toby Morrell
15 Mile Handicap Eddie Robson
5 x 10 Mile Handicap Trophy Graham Denny
18.5 Mile Hilly Outright Winner Mike Padfield
18.5 Mile Hilly Handicap Nigel Walsh
David Killingback Cup (most improved rider) Philip West
25 Mile Handicap Nigel Walsh
Veterans 25 Mile Time Trial Cup Nigel Walsh
Albert Gravenor Fastest 10m TT on a road bike John Morgan
Clubman of the Year David Carrier
Chairman’s Award Robin Rush and Malcolm Stanley
George Nash Peddler’s trophy Phil Hurr and Brian Platts



*Final reminder* Annual club social and awards evening 26th January

Final reminder that our annual club social and awards evening will be on Saturday 26th January at Upper Sheringham Village Hall, NR26 8UB (next to the church) starting at 7pm. All current/former club members 1st and 2nd claim, partners, family and friends welcome. £15 a head (£7.50 for any under 16).  Any dietary requirements other than meat/vege please let me know.  Can you let me know by 10th January by email or Facebook if attending. thanks Mike Padfield  nnwheelers@gmail.com

**Annual Club Social / Awards Evening**

Our annual club social and awards evening will be on Saturday 26th January at Upper Sheringham Village Hall, NR26 8UB (next to the church) starting at 7pm. It should be a great informal get together with lots of people confirmed so far. There will be a club trophy presentation and buffet (locally homemade food and no plastic plates!). There may also be a prize quiz of some kind.

All current/former club members 1st and 2nd claim, partners, family and friends welcome. We are keeping it at a bargain £15 a head (£7.50 for any under 16).  Any dietary requirements other than meat/vege please email me. Can you let me know if you/any others are attending so we can get rough numbers. We can sort out payment at the AGM or you can pay by BACs nearer the time.


Mike Padfield