Ian Inglis (Kinning) seemed oblivious to the stormy conditions on Christmas morning, powering to a hugely impressive time of 21:54, and winning by over three minutes from top Irish junior rider Dean Harvey (Spellman). His time was the second fastest winning time in over 40 years of Christmas 10 mile time trials on the Portaferry Road, and came despite winds that were forecast to hit nearly 50mph.
The battle for third was very close with Andrew Hedley (Ards CC) pipping Marc Allen (Ards CC) by just one second in 25:12. Dean’s brother Lee (VC Glendale) took fifth and Glen Curry gave his new time trial bike its first outing in sixth place.
|3||Andrew Hedley||Ards CC||25:12|
|4||Marc Allen||Ards CC||25:13|
|5||Lee Harvey||VC Glendale||26:26|
|6||Glenn Curry||Ards CC||26:34|
|7||Michael Rowan||Ards CC||27:23|
|8||Aaron Fegan||Ards CC||27:50|
|9||Alastair Martin||Ards CC||28:54|
|10||Alan Rodgers||Ards CC||30:47|
|11||Chris White||Ards CC||33:30|
|12||James McFarlane||Ards CC||33:57|
Thanks to Paul Robinson for stepping up to do all the time keeping at short notice after Darren had to self isolate, to Desi McIlwrath for refreshments and pushing off, and to all the marshals for keeping us safe. Hugely appreciated.
Keep safe, renew your licence, and see you on the road in 2022.
And good luck to Stuart Millar in the inaugural Cycling Ireland eRacing National Championships on 15th January.