2-Up 10k

admin   June 29, 2021   Comments Off on 2-Up 10k

For nearly four decades Ards CC has reserved a special place in the club calendar for a 2-up time trial – a chance for riders to push themselves a little bit harder, and learn some key bike handling skills.┬áIt was great to see 13 pairs face the time keepers tonight – the best turnout for several years. And in spite of a niggly headwind from the north, the first five teams all beat the 25mph barrier.

Fastest were Peter McLean (Ards CC) and Luke Joyce (Bike House). Peter actually distanced Luke in the sprint for the line (you can just see the shadow of Luke’s wheel at the right hand edge of the photo!)

Second were the men in black – Marc Allen and Conor Hanna (both Ards CC)

And third were Andrew McCullough and Phil Doyle (both Ards CC)

Pair Club Time
1 Peter McLean
Luke Joyce
Ards CC
The Bike House CC
2 Marc Allen
Conor Hanna
Ards CC
Ards CC
3 Andrew Mc Cullough
Phil Doyle
Ards CC
Ards CC
4 Glen Curry
Jonathan Taylor
Ards CC
Ards CC
5 Ryan Andrews
Ben Healey
Ards CC
Ards CC
6 Richard Hanna
Andrew Jess
Ards CC
Ards CC
7 Darren Mc Williams
Mark Hodges
The Bike House CC 15:13
8 Karl Rockett
Adam Ward
Ards CC
VC Glendale
9 Gillian Orr
William Orr
North Down CC
10 Alan Rodgers
Colin Wilson
Ards CC
Ards CC
11 Ryan Fegan
Aaron Fegan
North Down CC
Un-Attached Ulster
12 Melissa Mc Carter
Pamela Ward
Un-Attached Ulster
VC Glendale
13 Evie Martin
Alastair Martin
Ards CC
Ards CC

Fastest mixed pair were Gillian and William Orr (North Down and Ards CC respectively)

Richard Hanna showed no ill effects from his recent marathon ride as he took sixth spot with Andrew Jess.

Kark Rockett (Ards CC) teamed up with fellow youth rider Adam Ward (VC Glendale) to take a fine eighth place.

Plenty to chat about at the finish. Thanks as always to the time keepers and marshal. And it was great to see Ron Martin down tonight – he started time keeping in the late 1970s, and enjoyed trading stories with tonight’s finish time keeper Gavin McBride.