The results are in and it’s Dale Sturman and Laura Brown taking the season long time trial trophies, while Richard Farrow re-takes Collard Shield. The new Road Bike Series went to Matt Denny.
With 55 riders competing in this year’s season long time-trial series Dale Sturman (pictured riding the West Stow 2-up) and Laura Brown are crowned the male and female West Suffolk Wheelers Time Trial champions.
With points awarded from 1st to 19th place, and with only twelve of the events counting, Sturman takes maximum points by winning the twelve events he took part in. Richard Farrow consistently finished in the top 3 throughout the year, which placed him in 2nd, with Matt Shingleton finishing 3rd. Laura Brown retained the female title and finished 22nd overall.
Richard Farrow has also re-taken the Collard Shield which is also a points based trophy with points awarded for competing in each event and bonus points for personal best times achieved over individual courses. As a 44 year old veteran who has been racing for over 25 years, to still be able to achieve 4 personal bests over the 7 different courses is quite a feat. Farrow accumulated 63 points, with last year’s winner Viv Smith in 2nd with 60 points and 3 personal bests, with David Young finishing 3rd with 60 points and 2 pb’s.
Time Trial Series Final Table
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Collard Shield Final Table
A new trophy was introduced this year for the best rider on a ‘road bike’, using the same points scoring as the overall series. The winner was Matt Denny with 332 points, Harry Shingleton finishing 2nd with 280 and Harley Gregory was 3rd with 150 points.
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A very big thank you to all those who have helped with time keeping and marshalling throughout the season.