Wednesday 30th May - Roy Godbeer Non-Aero, Steeple E21
A delightful summer's evening and a large turnout for this popular
event in memory of Roy Godbeer. As well as the usual riders (and
marshalls) we had club president Dave Whybrow, Nick Elliston and Les
Bantock making their first appearance since last year's event, Paul
Hughes' first TT of the year, rare Wednesday outings for Martin Sutton
and Jane Harris, Arthur Knowler's first TT for two years and Martin
Harris' first TT since July 2015.
Paul Hughes took virtually all of the prizes as Fastest Wheeler, Fastest
Vet, First on Handicap and First on Vet Age Standard. Katie-Ann Elliston
was fastest Lady, just a handful of seconds ahead of Jennie Page and
ex-Wheeler Simon Alexander of Richardsons-Trek was fastest rider.
Other rides of note include Cheryl Perry's recent best of 30:13 as she
closes in on the 30 minute mark, good enough for second on Handicap. The
non-aero element shakes up the Handicap with Dave Whybrow's solid ride
placing him third on handicap and Martin Harris was fourth on Handicap
after cramping near the end when on track to break his course best of
28:59. Arthur Knowler lost time dropping a bottle and David Pennington
Tuesday 29th May - Maldon 25, Steeple E21
Jamie Maidment 1:04:47
Sunday 27th May - ECCA 25, E2
Paul Hart was fastest rider overall (by some 2 minutes) and now has
the fastest 10, 25 and 50 for the club this year, coupled with his Hilly
TT victory he is in prime position in the BAR with the Road Race to go.
David Carey's time of 55:08 was his best as a Wheeler and Jamie Maidment
set a PB of 59:089. Shame this one doesn't count to the league.
Wednesday 23rd May - Wednesday League, Steeple E21
Another clean sweep for Peter Stiff with his Course Best time of
23:38 making him Fastest Rider, Fastest Vet, First on Handicap and First
on Vet Age Std. Elsewhere Andy Merchant set a Course Best of 26:55 and
Cheryl Perry was Fastest Lady in her Best Time of 30:18.
Tuesday 22nd May - Maldon 10, Steeple
Simon Smith 26:10
Sunday 20th May - Maldon Open 50, Steeple
Chris Smith III set a PB of 1:56:07 as he was second overall,
fastest Wheelers and First on Handicap, David Carey set a time of
2:05:21 in his first 50 as a Wheeler, taking the prize for First on Vet
Age Std and Fastest Veteran. Jamie Maidment was just outside 2:10 and
Barry Simpson set a PB of 2:18:18. Andy Merchant rode his first 50 in a
credible time of 2:24:42 and Terry Butcher was sadly unable to beat the
Saturday 19th May - ECCA 10
Andy Merchant recorded a time of 24:35, just 6 seconds outside his
Saturday 19th May - The Blue Egg 100
Alright not a race or a TT, the webmaster took advantage of the
conditions for a 100 miler via Thaxted, The Blue Egg and Maldon. Average
of 17mph, not exactly Paul Hart-esque, but Road Bike, no TT bars. And
4,000 calories of beer and curry to look forward to tonight. As I rode
it all solo, can I claim this as the fastest 100 mile TT of the season
Wednesday 16th May - Wednesday League, East Hanningfield E18 with
5 Course Bests tonight on a surprisingly chilly evening. Peter Stiff
led the way winning every category with a course best of 24:44. Four of
the five next riders all set Course Bests; Dave Carey 25:08, Jamie
Maidment 26:17, Simon Smith 26:58 and Andy Merchant 27:32. Carol
Cartwright was Fastest Lady.
Tuesday 15th May - Maldon 10, Steeple
Jamie Maidment 25:19 and Steve Shore 27:05
Saturday 12th May - ECCA Championship 50
Amazing ride from Paul Hart, not only setting the club record of
1:34:37 (that is almost 32mph average!), but a new NATIONAL
Record. I think we know where the "best performance in an open event
2018" award is going. Report
Spring Trike Results
Ian Mackenzie has been in Trike TT Action:
Saturday 5th May TA Eastern C10 - 33:15, 4th from 9
Monday 7th May Mike Dixie 10 V714 - 32:19, 5th from 9
Wednesday 9th May - Wednesday League, Steeple.
David Pennington was quickest on the night with Peter Stiff in
second taking Fastest Vet and First on Vet Age Std. David Carey took
third place and First on Handicap on his first ride as a Wheeler.
Clayton Thomas (EETC) was Fastest Junior and Katie-Ann Elliston Fastest
Lady and Fastest Juvenile. Jennie Page and Cheryl Perry both set PBs.
Monday 7th May - ECCA Cycling Weekend 10, E91
All three of our riders recorded course
bests on the E91; Chris Smith III was fastest Wheeler in 22:31, Jamie
Maidment second but First on Handicap with 23:54 and Denise Kemp was
Fastest Lady & Vet with 28:12.
Sunday 6th May - Maldon Open 25, Steeple
Only 4 Wheelers racing today but Chris Smith III set his fastest
time on the E21 in 56:25, just 8 seconds outside his PB, while Peter
Stiff set a PB of 1:00:42. Jamie Maidment and Denise Kemp were our other
Saturday 5th May - ECCA Regional A Race
Dan Pugh was 24th
Wednesday 2nd April - Wednesday League, East Hanningfield,
10.7miles with Essex Roads
Peter Stiff was Fastest Wheeler, Fastest Vet and First on Age Std
with a time of 25:44. The only honour he missed out on was First on
Handicap (he was second), this was taken by Andy Merchant as he set his
best time on this course. Katie-Ann Elliston was Fastest Lady.
Sunday 29th April - Club Hilly TT, South Hanningfield
A cool and breezy day greeted the 2018 Hilly, this year based at the
Essex & Suffolk Water Cafe at Hanningfield Reservoir, but using the
usual circuit. Paul Hart was fastest rider in 0:42:49 with Chris Smith
III and Jamie Maidment making up the podium. Peter Stiff was fastest
veteran and Katie-Ann Elliston fastest Lady and the only Junior or
Wednesday 25th April - Wednesday League, Steeple. 10 Miles
On a wet spring night Peter Stiff took most of the honours, his time
of 25:48 was fastest Wheeler, Fastest Vet and First on Vet Age Std.
Katie-Ann Elliston was Fastest Lady and Cheryl Perry First on Handicap.
Tuesday 24th April - Maldon 10
Jamie Maidment recorded a time of 25:45
Sunday 23rd April, Travers MTB Series, Potash Woods
Peter Stiff was 7th despite needing 3 stops to clear debris from his
rear wheel. Race was won by new Wheelers Robert Staines.
Wednesday 18th April - Wednesday League, 10.7 miles, East
Hanningfield with Essex Roads
Summer has arrived with 5 Wheelers setting a course best on
the E18 course. David Pennington was fastest Wheelers in 25:30 just 18
seconds quicker than Peter Stiff who was both Fastest Vet and First on
Vet Age Standard. Dan Jenkins was First on Handicap and Katie-Ann
Elliston fastest Lady.
Those setting their course bests were Dan Jenkins, John Gretton,
Katie-Ann Elliston, Jennie Page and Hannah Kane.
Tuesday 17th April - Maldon 10, Steeple
Jamie Maidment has put a marker down for the Fat Tyre trophy with a
time of 29:16
Wednesday 11th April - Wednesday League 2-Up
A total of 10 teams, including 6 of Wheelers, braved the damp
conditions that greeted the start of the 2018 Wednesday League with the
traditional season-opening 2-Up. Fastest Wheelers were Dan Jenkins and
Jamie Maidment in 25:54. Next two teams highlighted a Ladies rivalry
with Jennie Page (partnered by Dave Pennington) pipping Katie-Ann
Elliston (riding with Barry Simpson) to second place. Adrian Cartwright
and Terry Butcher won the battle of the Vets teams over Cheryl Perry and
Andy Merchant with the mother-and-daughter team of Julie and Hannah Kane
a couple of minutes behind.
Fastest team on the night was guest riders Will Swarbarick and James
Ambrose-Parish in a time of 22:54
Tuesday 10th April - Maldon 10
Jamie Maidment recorded a time of 26:56. Someone called Alex won
with a time of 20:39
Sunday 8th April - TA 25 Mile TT, B17
Ian Mackenzie was firs on handicap with a time of 1:26:08. This is a
new Age Record for 71 for Trike.
25 Mile Age Records
Monday 2nd April - Easter Egg TT, Steeple
For many the Easter Egg TT represents the start of the Time Trial
season, though April showers would be a better description of the
Paul Hart was 2018 Easter Egg Champion in a time of 21:30, faster even
than Richardson-Trek's James Jenkins. This Paul's fastest time on the
E21 course. Peter Stiff was fastest Vet and first on Vet Age Std.
Elsewhere EETC youngsters Clayton Thomas and Grace Goodall had good
races, Clayton was fastest Junior and First on Handicap and Grace was
fastest Lady. Clayton's time was his best in any Southend Wheelers event
and Grace's time was her best in any Wheelers event on the E21 course.
Jordan Kemp was fastest Southend Wheeler Lady and Lesley Pearce fastest
SW Lady Vet.
Friday 30th March - ECCA 25, E91 Aythorpe Roding
Chris Smith III set a PB of 56:17 and Pete Stiff narrowly missed the
hour in 1:02:33. Steve Shore punctured and DNF, else we would have been
on course for the Team Title
Saturday 24th March - ECCA 10, Six Mile Bottom
Andy Merchant set a PB of 24:29 on his first ride on the legendary
E2 course near Newmarket and Mike Hennessy set a new Age Record for 77
with 27:13. Steve Shore rode a fairly impressive 23:42. What a start to
the season. 10 Mile Age
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