Hilly 21 Time Trial – 12 March 2022

Stephen BrookNews, Time Trials

Strong southerly winds greeted the 39 riders to face the timekeeper in this year’s open Hilly 21 Time Trial, starting at Risby.

The event had 3 categories TT bike, Road bike and Medium gear and featured riders from a number of local clubs including West Suffolk Wheelers (hosting), CC Sudbury, Stowmarket & District CC, Cambridge University CC and Newmarket Cycling & Triathlon Club.

In the classification for TT bikes, Joris Witstok riding for Cambridge University won with a time of 47:04, clear by over 2 mins from 2nd place David Halliday from Team Botrill in 49:07, with Robert Golding of Ely & District Cycling Club in 3rd at 49:30

Local rider Megan Free from West Suffolk Wheelers was 1st lady in 1:01:50 with Amy Sole of Full Moo Cycling in 2nd place at 1:03:17 and Laura Brown of West Suffolk Wheelers in 3rd place at 1:04:53.

Craig Rogers of Cambridge University was fastest on a road bike 50:08, with local 16 year old Harley Gregory of West Suffolk Wheelers second with an impressive 53:41, and Martin Brown of WSW finishing 4th in 56:59. Judy Brown of Newmarket Cycling & Triathlon Club was the first female finisher in 1:02:13, with Rita Rue of WSW second in 1:10:24, followed by Caroline Wyke of CC Sudbury in 1:23:27.

The only medium gear entry was Boyd Nicholas of West Suffolk Wheelers in 1:02:29

The club would like to thank all 39 riders and the countless people that gave up their time to help!

The next event at Risby will be the really open Open time trial – with lots of categories including electric bikes and a class for riders with a combined age of over 100!