Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:48

Circuit of Ingleborough 2015 Featured

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Three LCC members rode Pendle Forest Cycling Club's annual Circuit of Ingleborough Time Trial at the weekend. An easterly wind made the first 10 miles over Cold Cotes and Buck Haw Brow into Settle tough, but thereafter the going got easier, a side wind accompanying the riders up Ribblesdale, and then a good tailwind easing the final run from Ribblehead Viaduct down into Ingleton. The favourable conditions saw Gethin Butler's long-standing course record broken by former national hillclimb champion Tejvan Pettinger (Sri Chinmoy CT), who recorded a remarkable 1 hour and 52 seconds over the tough and hilly 27 miles. A nice account of the event by Tejvan, which includes the full results, can be found on his blog, here.

Fastest of LCC's riders and 14th overall with a time of 1 hr, 11 mins & 22 secs was Tom Brook, who's riding most of the early season regional SPOCO (Sporting Course) time trials and continuing his rich vein of form from last year. Further down the results board, in 54th and 55th places respectively, came Dave Horton (1:23:44) and David Deakins (1:23:48).

If you like the idea of hilly time trials, there are a couple of upcoming events local to Lancaster you might want to think about entering. On Sunday 12th April is Nelson Wheelers annual 50 mile time trial, the Circuit of the Dales, which like the shorter Circuit of Ingleborough starts & finishes near Ingleton. And the following Sunday, 19th April, is our very own open hilly TT, 21 miles up one side of the Lune Valley from Caton to Kirkby Lonsdale and back down the other. For details of these events, as all others, go to the Cycling Time Trials website, here.

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