Huddersfield Star Wheelers has a long history of being a club that promotes and organises cycling race events. These events often ‘sell out’ and the club is recognised regionally for hosting well managed and safe events that attract some of the best riders in the region. Sunday’s 10 mile Time Trial on the cryptically named V915 course continued that tradition, and thanks again go to Matt Bourne for organising a fantastic event.
Cool early conditions with a slight wind from the south meant it was a day for some good times from the assembled riders, who ranged from complete novices to seasoned specialists, on compact road bikes to full aero machines. Rider feedback was excellent and many commented on how safe the course was with the support of the many marshals, the number of people out supporting the race, and thanks go to the timers and starter.
The overall winner was Alistair Wareham of Team Swift at 21m 53s. Alisa Healy of The Racing Chance Foundation was first woman at 28m 44s. Nathan Allatt of RN&RM Cycling Association was first 23 and under at 22m 54s. Peter Holdsworth of HD Revolutions was first 24 to 39 at 23m 44s. Julian Ramsbottom of Pedal Pushers was the first 40 and over at 22m 58s.
Congratulations go to the winners and to everyone who took part on the day and raced. Special thanks go to the marshals who gave up their time to keep the riders safe, and to everyone who came along to support our fantastic club.
The heritage continues…….
This year’s Huddersfield Star Wheelers Hill Cimb is on ‘our’ course from Jackson Bridge up to Tinkers monument on Saturday 10th October 2015 at 11:00am. There’s no better year to enter because just two weeks after we’ve had our event, the national championships no less will be on the very same course.
So whether you want to be race ready for the nationals or have a go on the nationals course enter now!
If you prefer to test yourself and take no advantage of the shielding of the peloton then the Huddersfield Star Wheelers time trial is an excellent opportunity to see if all that wet and cold training was worth it. Set on the romantically labelled V915 course, or to the more poetic, Sovereign – Hoylandswaine – Sovereign 10mile TT, this rolling time trial starts at the Sovereign public house on the A629 and heads south to the Hoylandswaine roundabout, circumnavigate this with the help of the marshals and then bury yourself on the return leg to the Sovereign. This discipline is all about measured pain. Go too hard too fast and you’ll pay later, and the best part is there is no one else to blame but yourself. The Time Trial really is the ‘race of truth’.
Huddersfield Star Wheelers are also proud to support development of junior and female racing and as such support parity in our prizes with the men’s race. Though all the races are mixed (no separate women’s or juniors races)
So keep your training focused this year by setting some goals early on, now’s the time to get the base miles in, but the summers for racing!
You can enter on line by clicking: https://evententry.ctt.org.uk/Account/Logon/101266
Matt Bourne – Road Race, Track and Time Trial secretary, Huddersfield Star Wheelers