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admin   July 21, 2020   Comments Off on We’re back!

It was great to finally run the first club race of the season tonight – a 10 mile time trial in Millisle. Club officials did sterling work organising the online entry system, and making sure everyone stayed safe at the event. There were plenty of marshals present and  the start area in particular was well controlled.

No pusher off – all riders started with one foot on the ground

And the event itself did not disappoint! Just 7 seconds separated the first three riders, with Everestorian Peter McLean taking the win by just one second from ever green M50 vet John Rafferty, and Alan Patterson another 6 seconds back.

The rain just about held off, but there was a slight headwind on the way out, and riders who had ridden the Ernie Magwood super six at the weekend (click here for Chris White’s report) found they were a minute or more slower.

Do cyclists have to adhere to the speed limit...?

Do cyclists have to adhere to the speed limit…?

Next week’s event is a 10k straight in time trial on the Portaferry Road, and we’re hoping to take entries via eventmaster.

Name Club Time
1 Peter McLean Ards CC 22:07
2 John Rafferty Ards CC 22:08
3 Alan Patterson Ards CC 22:14
4 Kevin Briggs Ards CC 24:05
5 Marc Allen Ards CC 24:06
6 Ben Healey Ards CC 24:20
7 Peter Doggart Ards CC 24:26
8 Robin Millar Ards CC 24:41
9 Niall Brown Ards CC 24:55
10 Andrew Jess Ards CC 25:01
11 William Orr Ards CC 26:05
12 Alan Rodgers Ards CC 26:48
13 Steve Core Ards CC 27:24
14 Craig Addis Ards CC 28:54
15 George Roddy Ards CC 29:25
Ian Carson Ards CC DNS
Thanks as always to the marshals and time keepers.

Thanks as always to the marshals and time keepers. And a special mention for club secretary Deirdre Murray who has started learning the ropes as a club time keeper.

Definitely evidence of a head wind in Ballywalter.

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