BICRL Round 5 - ITT

Tonight's Individual Time Trial saw conditions a little grim, bur certainly bearable as 53 riders lined out to represent their clubs. 15.5 miles of undulating wet roads formed tonight's test, with the event full aero. There was a mix of both Road Bike and TT Bike amongst the starters. Evidently TTs will always favour the specialist machinery, that said, there's a saying "You cant keep a good man down" and there were those there tonight to prove it, with a number of those on Road Bikes highly placed. Individually the night belonged to Mark Johnston VCI who run out the winner, making this 2 out of 2. Mark posted the fastest time at 36.49 and was just over 30 secs faster than second placed John Buller BCC. John takes the prize for first Road Bike home, with Emily Roberts TVR first female home. Random placing prize was drawn prior to the event starting (22) John Ervine CCC.

BCC took the club points with a combined score of 60, VCI keeping the pressure on were 2nd on 100 points with TVR and CCC split by just 3 points on 222 and 225 respectively. Half way in now, VCI hold a 2 point lead on BCC with TVR 3rd and CCC 4th. Next event is new to the series and is a Road Race on the Tandragee Road Race Circuit, but unlike the motorcycles, we will rotate in the opposite direction.

As ever a big thanks to all those who marshalled and administrated the event. Its a particularly unsavoury task on a cold damp night. Also thanks to Karl and his very professional IT set Up, outstanding at both start and finish and to Colin Finley CCC, always there in the background sorting marshals and, setting out/ lifting signage before and after we all leave. 

Well done all, both event support and competitor.