HCC Racing Round Up for W/E 25th March 2018

HCC members were involved in two TT’s over the weekend. The first event on Saturday 24th March was the V226 at Boroughbridge, the 15 mile course record was broken by both the men’s winner and ladies winner, Simon Beldon ( Team Bottrill) in 30:43 and Fiona Sharp (Team Swift) in 36:11, respectively. HCC were represented by Phil Wright who managed 41:12 for 59th. Thanks go to Harrogate Nova CC for running a great event and ordering decent weather.


  Phil Wright wrapped up against the cold in Teesdale CRC T244/1

The second event of the weekend was the SPOCO on T244/1 at Staindrop held on  Sunday 25th March. Conditions were cold and a blusterly wind rose during the race making conditions hard in the last 5 mile of the 21 mile course. First Teesside Affilliated rider home ( 5th overall) was Hartlepool’s Cycling Clubs own Paul Thirling in 49:32, Paul Garstang did a 59:27 for 18th and Phil Wright in 1:06:11 for 23rd out of 41 entrants. Thanks to Teesdale CRC for running a safe and smooth event. Good to see Trevor Jones out supporting our lads.

Next TT’s with HCC members participation : 1st April R25/3H in Wales, 7th April T103 Darlington 2 Up TT and V236 VTTA 25 on A19 and 8th April Stockton Wheelers SPOCO on T235 at Bishopton.

Richard Booth starts his 2018 campaign in a TLI Road Race on 8th April.

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