2004 News Archive
29th December 2004 - Updates
2nd December 2004 - Updates
18th October 2004 - And the winners are.....
The overall winner is confirmed as long time leader Richard Marsh (Somer Valley CC) who's 714 points survived a late charge for the title by defending champ Steve Marchant (Swindon RC). Marchant did enough to seal joint second place alongside WTTA Private Member Peter Kench (Liphook Cycles RT) as both secured 710 points. Clevedon & District RC's Pete Wheddon had another solid season to take fourth place with 704 points. With his best finish to date Bristol South CC's Dave Keene capped off a very successful 2004 campaign with fifth place and 696 points.
In the Vets 40-49 category Marchant, Wheddon and Keene took the top three places as they did last year. The Vets 50-59 category saw a new winner in the form of Dursley RC's Roger Barnes ahead of club mate Dave Farmer, 646 points to 605. Bristol South's Allan Janes took third with 591 points. Severn RC's Bernie Brown finally took top honours in the Vets 60 plus category after coming so close in recent years with his total of 549 points. Second went to evergreen Chas Bland (Avon & Somerset Police CC) with 492 points despite his, err... experience let's say. Third went to Dursley's Brian Davis with 487 points.
After a good level of competition with the ladies last year, this year saw Bristol South's Lisa A Forbesn unchallenged but no less deserving victor with her 481 points. Sodbury Cycle Sport's young rider David Curtis-Whitfield was another rider sadly unchallenged but his 507 points, the second highest ever by an under 18, proved he more than deserved the win in the under 18's.
In the team competition it was the all powerful Dursley RC, after an uncustomary dip last year, who asserted themselves in style. Had it not been for a late surge by Swindon RC they would of equalled their best ever performance of three teams in the top four from 1999. Dursley's 'A' team were first with 2056 points followed by their 'B' team with 1972. Swindon jumped from fifth to third on Burrington Combe finishing with 1939 to displace Bristol South and their 1919 total. Dursley's 'C' team dropped to fifth ending on 1868 points but still comfortably ahead of Severn RC (1731 points) who won the team title in 2003.
Thanks to all the event promoters, helpers and riders for making this another great year for the competition.
Full points here.
17th October 2004 - Bristol South Hill Climb Result
Winning lady was Kirsti Roberston of Avon & Somerset Tri with a time of 10:09.38 while David Curtis-Whitfield was fastest under 18 rider. Severn RC were winners of the team prize with Neil Blessitt, Kevin Thomas and Matthew Sidford with a combined time of 24:46.70 putting them 22 seconds ahead of Dursley RC. Kevin Thomas' ride was all the more impressive as he had to borrow club mate Bernie Brown's bike having broken a pedal just before the start. Fastest V4 was Marchant, V5 was Roger Barnes (Dursley RC) - 9:33.47, and V6 went to Bernie Brown with 10:59.44.
Full provisional result here. Points will follow in the next day or so.
12th October 2004 - Bristol South Hill Climb Start list
Should be a good event - see you there!
4th October 2004 - Updated at last!
Updated points can be found here. With just one event remaining long time series leader Richard Marsh (Somer Valley looks a good bet for the overall win of the series, although Peter Kench (Private Member - Liphook Cycles) could still snatch it if he were to ride and win the hill climb and some maths worked out in his favour. Elsewhere the dominant Dursley RC have reclaimed their cherished team title with an impressive points score ahead of their 'B' team. It is currently only the Bristol South or are preventing a clean sweep of the podium by Dursley.
22nd August 2004 - WTTA Sporting 23 Result
Not much changed in the points standings despite the top three riders not taking part.
23rd May 2004 - Somer Valley Hilly Result
6th May 2004 - Cheltenham Hilly Result
18th April 2004 - Trowbridge Hilly Result
Bristol South's Judith Priest was winning lady from a good five rider entry in a time of 1:10:46 while Daniel Higgs of Swindon RC was winner of the under 18s a single second behind Priest. Winning team were Dursley RC with Woolford leading Derek Smetham and Steve Best to a combined time of 3:00:37. Wheddon was leading vet. Full result here. Updated Points here.
4th April 2004 - WTTA Hilly Result
Lelliott's club mate Claire Greenfield was a convincing winner sof the ladies prize with a 1:24:09 while David Curtis Whitfield was best under 18 rider. Winning team were again the Dursley RC with Derek Smetham, Neil Dimon and Steve Best collaborating for the win. Full Result here. Updated points here. Please note that due to time limitations I will not be producing separate tables for the vets, women and Jun/Juv categories until the series has concluded.
31st March 2004 - WTTA Hilly Start List
28th March 2004 - Severn Hilly 28ish Report
Last year's event winner Tim Wood (LukRacing.net) in a time of 1:00:58 took 1:09:32 this time although the course was just over two miles longer at a bit under 29 miles which underlines the quality of his ride on the harder loop. Second in a time of 1:11:15 was Hardrider Series leader Richard Marsh (Somer Valley CC) despite having placed 11th in the first Rudy Project National round on Saturday afternoon. Regular visitor to the Severn event Nik Gardiner (timetrial.co.uk) placed third with a 1:11:57 ahead of Pete Wheddon (Clevedon & District) who was fourth and first vet in a time of 1:14:46. Wood's LukRacing.net team mate Paul Osborne rounded out the top five with a time of 1:15:44.
Aside from Wheddon leading the vets home it was another LukRacing.net rider Brenda Parker who took the ladies prize with a very impressive ride of 1:28:10 while David Curtis-Whitfield (Sodbury Cycle Sport) took the under 18's prize with a time of 1:37:23. Some how both LukRacing.net and Dursley RC managed to tie for the team prize both recording 3:53:26. The LukRacing.net trio consisted of Wood, Osborne and Parker while Dursley's consisted of Derek Smetham, Dave Rudland and Steve Best. Full result here. Updated points here.
21st March 2004 - Bath Hilly 30 Result REVISED
It was visiting rider and WTTA Private Member Peter Kench (Liphook Cycles RT) who was closest to Marsh with his 1:12:06 which in turn gave him a comfortable margin over third placed Mark Dredge (Westbury Wheelers) and his 1:15:09. Not far behind was David Kiddell (Cavalier CC) with a 1:15:44 as Dave Keene (Bristol South CC) was just beaten for fifth place by visitor Gavin Poupart of Worcester St Johns CC.
Of the six ladies on the start sheet none braved the conditions as they joined a total of 21 non starters. Winning team were Dursley RC with Dave Rudland, Derek Smetham and Steve Best combining for a time of 3:55:54. Fastest vet was Dave Keene while Dave Farmer (Dursley RC) got the better of reigning V5 champ Terry Gradidge (Sodbury CS) to be first V5 and Severn RC's Bernie Brown was best of the V6 + category. Full result here. Updated points here.
20th March 2004 - Severn Hilly 27 start sheet
14th March 2004 - Bath Hilly 30 start sheet
13th March 2004 - Gillingham Hilly Result
First of three ladies on the day was Bristol South's Judith Priest with a time of 55:27 which gave her 30 seconds advantage over Ann Wooldridge. Winning team were Bristol South trio of Dave Keene, Rob Adams and Yan Keene who's combined time of 2:25:40 was a minute and a half too good for Chippenham team winners Dursley RC. Full result here. Richard Marsh continues to lead the points standings. Full points here.
7th March 2004 - Chippenham Hilly Result
Winning team were Dursley RC with Roger Barnes being joined by two of their newest signings Steve Best and Dave Rudland for a time of 3:07:17 to give them over three minutes on Bristol South CC. Fastest of the vets was visiting rider Mick St. Ledger (Sotonia CC) in a time of 1:0:22 while Ann Wooldridge (Walsall Roads CC) was fastest lady in a time of 1:10:27. David Curtis-Whitfield was best under 18 despite his time of 1:21:27 including a late penalty of 4:40. Full provisional result here. Richard Marsh and Dursley RC head the tables after round one. Full points here.
6th March 2004 - Gillingham Hilly 24 start list
2nd March 2004 - Chippenham Hilly 24 start list
2nd January 2004 - All set for 2004
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