Great birthday present for Niall

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Niall Brown celebrated his birthday this evening with a maiden victory in the club 10 mile time trial at Millisle, beating fellow veteran Willy Gill by 3 seconds. He also collected 10 points towards the McFarlane Trophy and 10 points towards the 10 mile Handicap Cup. On a cold and windy evening, he was the only rider to beat his previous personal best. Ian Inglis’ winning time at this event last year was exactly 3 minutes quicker, which gives a feel for the severity of the conditions.

Niall lit the afterburners tonight!

In deference to the conditions, Michael Rowan fitted his smaller 57 tooth chain ring









Name Club Time H’Cap HC Pts McF Pts
1 Niall Brown Ards CC 24:58 +15 10 10
2 William Gill Ards CC 25:01 -94 5 7
3 James Lemon North Down 25:33
4 Mark Watson Ards CC 25:59 -209 5
5 Michael Rowan Northern 26:12
6 Andrew Evans Killinchy 26:13
7 Andrew Jess Ards CC 26:36 -146 1 3
8 Ross Brennan Northern 26:57
9 Alex Porter Ards CC 27:05 -37 7 2
10 Mark Hodgins North Down 27:26
11 Alan Rodgers Ards CC 27:33 -101 3 1
12 Brian Wylie Castlereagh 28:17
13 Dean Bradley Ards CC 28:37 -104 2
14 Stephen Beattie Ards CC 28:53 npt
15 Colin Wilson Ards CC 29:57 -286
16 Gavin McBride Ards CC 30:04 npt
Robin Millar Ards CC DNS

A great shot of Willy Gill at speed. Reports that the boat was blown 100 yards up the beach during the event are being treated as fake news. Probably.

Conditions on the return leg were tough..

Thanks as always to the marshals and timekeepers.

And finally, apologies to Christine, Heather and Alison for my spelling mistakes in last week’s report. Hopefully they’re fixed now, but let me know if there are any others..