Annual Awards Night 29th Jan 2021

Hosted by acting Chairman Nigel Walsh the awards night kicked off with a summary of club TT highlights of the season (see transcript below) followed by the virtual handing out of the trophies. The keepsakes this year were finely engraved wooden plaques, with the real trophies awaiting engraving whenever this is possible. This was followed by some lively chat on upcoming racing, comparing training (or lack of), lockdown haircuts and beverage preferences. Roll on the spring for some more club rides and TT action!

AWARDS LIST

Award/TrophyName
BAR (Best All Rounder) – Outright Winner   Mike Padfield
BAR – Handicap   Mark Watson
Albert Lefever Trophy (fastest 25 mile tt on our course)   Mike Padfield
Pat Ash Trophy (fastest 50 mile tt on any course)   Mike Padfield
Hill Climb Mike Kemp Trophy   Mike Padfield
Hill Climb Handicap Trophy  Nigel Walsh
Zak Carr Trophy (Single event best 10m TT handicap)   Phil Watkins
15 Mile Outright Winner  Mike Padfield
15 Mile Handicap   Mark Watson
5 x 10 Mile Handicap Trophy   Phil Watkins
18.5 Mile Hilly Outright Winner  Mike Padfield
18.5 Mile Hilly Handicap   Mark Watson
David Killingback Cup (most improved rider)   Phil Hurr
25 Mile Handicap   Mark Watson
Veterans 25 Mile Time Trial Cup  Phil Hurr
Albert Gravenor Fastest 10m TT on a road bike  Ben Johnson
Clubman of the Year  John Chambers
Chairman’s Award   John Morgan
George Nash Peddler’s trophy  Malcolm Stanley
Fastest 1st Claim lady rider                                                    Sarah Jay

Highlights of the 2020 Club TT racing season

At the end of March we sneaked in one TT before Lockdown 1 – Three wheelers Graham Denny, Phil Watkins and Mike Padfield won the team prize at the early season Breckland 10m TT.  

Our 2020 club events eventually got going in mid-July with our Pretty Corner 10m TT.  After reading pages of the Covid rules, 30 riders got the start line ready for action.  Guest Tom Roper led the pack with a 21.21 followed by local pro-triathlete Kim Morrison with a 21.27.

Next time out pro-triathlete Sam Proctor dipped under 21 minutes, with Jamie Sparrow on fine form with a 21.31.  Sarah Jay was consistently faster than in 2019 and improved as the season progress.  Phil Watkins had a good winters training and this improvement on 2019 led him to win the Zak Carr trophy (fastest on handicap) in early August.

The second outing on our new 25m TT course had notably with 8 riders dipping under the magic hour, not bad for a lumpy course with 7 roundabouts.  Our acting chairman Nigel narrowly missed out on a sub 1 hour ride on our club course which he aims to put right in 2021 (hopefully!).

Next up was the wettest hilly tt on record which didn’t stop Joe skipper from smashing the course record with a 43.50.  6 riders either gave up or got lost in the rain!  The following week Jamie sparrow dipped under 21 minutes on the Pretty Corner 10.

Road racer Kieran Jarvis got to the top of our hill climb first with a 2.03 with fastest female junior rider Mary Padfield.

Notable open TT results included two fast 50m TT rides at the East District Championships by Phil Watkins (1:50:12) and Mike Padfield (1:49:02), with Phil claiming 3rd fastest VET on handicap.  Nigel Walsh placed 3rd fasted VET on an open 10m TT and Andrew Knowles completed a 12 hour TT with a distance of 238 miles.

With winter approaching, many people re-entered the world of indoor training, posting some top 10 results in weekly TTs and road races. 

No amateur road racing happened in 2020 so we look forward to doing some races this year, at potentially the Fakenham criterium in April and Lotus road race series from May.  The first club TT is hopefully at Pretty Corner on the 6th April if Boris lets us out to play!

TT start list 8th Sept 2020

8th Sept 15m TT Aylmerton-Holt
6pm start
Pick up disposable number at sign on?
1. Susie Towning 
2. Tim Daykin 
3. Jamie Sparrow (no.23) 
4. Phil West 
5. Sarah Jay 
6. Guy Thorold 
7. Brian Platts 
8. Richard Collyer 
9. Mark Watson 
10. Mike Padfield 
11. Adrian Jay 
12. Paul Elvin 
13. John Morgan 
14. Phil Hurr (no.22) 
15. Jonny O’neill NMY
16. Paul Harrowing 
17. Graham Denny 
18. Tim Johnson NMY
19. Tom Roper NMY

10m TT start list 1st Sept

1st Sept 10m TT Pretty Corner 6.30pm start Pick up disposable number at sign on?
1. Sarah Sanderski NM Y
2. Tim Daykin
3. Amanda Marshall
4. Phil West
5. Sarah Jay
6. Guy Thorold
7. Brian Platts
8. Richard Collyer
9. Mark Watson
10. Mike Padfield
11. Adrian Jay
12. Paul Elvin
13. Euan Douglas Y
14. Phil Watkins
15. Liam Blatch NM Y
16. Paul Harrowing
17. Wayne Hill NM Y
18. Jonny O’Neill NM Y
19. Carl Mace
20. Ben Johnson Y
21. Karl Read Y
22. Rob Kitchen Y
23. Jamie Sparrow
24. Maynard, Jon

Thursford-Fakenham 10m TT Start Sheet 25th Aug 2020

First rider off at 6.30pm.  Limited parking so you might need to park either at Little Snoring or Thursford both within a mile or two of the start.

Click here for Thursford Fakenham TT route and start

25-08-20
10m TT Thursford-Fakenham Pick up disposable number at sign on?
1. Susie Towning
2. Tim Daykin
3. Amanda Marshall
4. Sarah Sanderski NM Y
5. Sarah Jay
6. Guy Thorold
7. Brian Platts
8. Richard Collyer
9. Mark Watson
10. Jonny O’Neill NM Y
11. Adrian Jay
12. Paul Elvin
13. Rob Kitchen Y
14. Ben Johnson Y
15. Chris Warbuton NM Y
16. Paul Harrowing
17. Graham Denny
18. Nigel Walsh
19. Carl Mace
20. Pete Farrell NM Y
21. Kim Morrison
22. Phil Hurr
23. Wayne Hill NM Y
24. Jon Maynard

 

18.5m Hilly TT Start List 18th Aug 2020

Depending on roadworks the route may be subject to a slight change, but you will still have two hill climbs 😉

18.5m hilly 18-08-20
Rider (start 6.30pm) Name Pick up disposable number at sign on?
1 Susie Towning
2 Tim Daykin
3 Amanda Marshall
4 Jon Maynard (no.24)
5 Sarah Jay
6  Guy Thorold
7 Brian Platts
8 Andrew Knowles Y
9 Mark Watson
10 Mike Padfield
11 Adrian Jay
12 Chris Warburton NM Y
13 John Morgan
14 Rob Kitchen Y
15 Ben Johnson Y
16 Paul Harrowing
17 Simon Hardy NM Y
18 Nigel Walsh
19 Carl Mace
20 Euan Douglas Y
21 Joe Skipper NM Y
22 Phil Hurr
23 Jamie Sparrow

 

Important Notice on “Heads up” riding

The club wishes to remind riders the importance of riding “heads up” when time trialling in accordance with CTT rules.  It is imperative you can see ahead on the road for personal safety and the safety of other road users. For those new to competitive time-trialling please read the rules and guidance in the link below. People do look down from time to time, but there is some persistent head down riding so please review your position to ensure this doesn’t happen in future. Any future incidents will result in disqualification and suspension from club events. Thanks CTT rules

TT start list 21st July 2020

1 Susie Towning
2 Tim Daykin
3 Amanda Marshall
4 Phil West
5 Sarah Jay
6 Jon Maynard
7 Brian Platts
8 Richard Collyer
9 Mark Watson
10 Mike Padfield
11 Adrian Jay
12 Paul Elvin
13 Joe Skipper
14 Phil Watkins
15 John Hayward
16 Paul Harrowing
17 Graham Denny
18 Nigel Walsh
19 Carl Mace
20 Callum Steadman
21 Jack Watts u18 NM
22 Phil Hurr
23 Rob Kitchen NM
24 Roper, Tom NM
25 Sparrow, Jamie
26 Green, Arron
27 Isla Rush NM
28 Ben Johnson
29 Josept Smith NM u18
30 Sam Proctor

*A response from MP Duncan Baker to our cycling safety strategy*

A response from MP Duncan Baker to our cycling safety strategy , note we are already  getting some local councillors onto it but feel free to contact them yourself to raise awareness, thanks!

Thank you for contacting me about road safety.

The UK’s roads are among the world’s safest, but there is no room for complacency.

I know that enhancing safety for all road users is a priority for the Department for Transport. For example, £100 million has been allocated to fund improvements to 50 of England’s most dangerous A roads, and many of these projects are now underway.

Moreover, in November 2018 an ambitious 50 point action-plan for improving the safety of vulnerable road users was announced. As part of this, £100,000 has been allocated to support the police’s capacity to handle dash and helmet cam evidence relating to road traffic offences.

Indeed, the Government has been cracking down on road traffic offences. In 2017 Ministers doubled the points issued under a fixed penalty notice for using a hand-held mobile phone to call or text while driving or riding a motor vehicle, and raised the fine from £100 to £200. The Government now intends to further tighten the law to prohibit all hand-held mobile use while driving.

Drink driving enforcement has been strengthened too, by ending the automatic right for drivers who fail a breathalyser test to demand a blood and urine test, thereby removing the opportunity to sober up while waiting for the test to be taken.

The recently published Road Safety Statement also sets out a far reaching two year action plan to improve road safety for key groups, including young road users, older vulnerable road users, rural road users and motorcyclists.

In addition, Ministers have committed to review certain elements of the Highway Code, with the aim of improving the safety of vulnerable road users. I understand the Department will consult on proposed changes to the Highway Code later on this year.

Regarding the document you have produced for North Norfolk more specifically, I would suggest you and your fellow members all raise this with their local County Councillors, as this would be a matter for the Highways Team at Norfolk County Council to look into. Please do keep me in touch with this and further developments.

I do hope this helps.

Yours sincerely,

Duncan Baker MP
Member of Parliament for North Norfolk

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