Ian Inglis dominates Christmas 10

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Desi presents Ian Inglis with the Jardine trophy

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.

Ian prepares for blast off…

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.

Some of the competitors and supporters at the finish

Name Club Time
1 Ian Inglis Kinning 21:54
2 Dean Harvey Spellman 24:55
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.

Alan Rodgers

Glen Curry’s daughter was more impressed with her new ear muffs than her dad’s new bike.

Club president James McFarland keeps the old tradition of a Christmas fancy dress 10 alive.

ArdsCCRT head Chris White is well wrapped up against the wind.

Some take the Christmas 10 more seriously than the club president..

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.

The Christmas 10 is always a good chance to catch up with old friends. Jack Watson and Dany Blondeel.