Quarterman gets close to Bigham’s K4/20 TT record

Visiting Charlie Quarterman (Holdsworth Zappi) set a great time on the club’s Wednesday evening 20 km TT last night. Renamed, The Laurie Allit Memorial TT, in honour of one of the club’s longest and most dedicated members who died recently. Charlie got within 33 seconds of 10 x British Champion Dan Bigham’s 2018 record. In fact his winning time of 25.54 was exactly the same as the previous record set by Jon Simpkins back in 2012.

This great ride put him over 2 minutes clear of second placed Simon Smart, who had won both the previous TTs held on the 20km course this season. The pressure was further put on Simon, with a returning from injury Tobias Wiesand, who was just one second in arrears in third. Another good entry of 33 riders who took part on what was a cold and rain threatened evening, with two further riders, Simon Bull and Paul Warren getting below the 30 minute barrier.

Lydia Watts on her way to another women’s win

A real battle is starting to emerge in the women’s category, which numbered 9 on this occasion. Lydia Watts on 31.30, again just got the better of Suzy Patience, this time by 20 seconds. They both went faster than the previous week and finished an excellent 10th and 11th overall. Naomi de Pennington was again third on 33.42.

Top 10 times: 1. Charlie Quarterman 25.54, 2. Simon Smart 28.24, 3. Tobias Wiesand 28.25, 4. Simon Bull 29.21, 5. Paul Warren: 29.50, 6.Graham Martin 30.39, 7. Roger Foster 30.50, 8. Lee Heron: 30.57, 9. Barry Duplock 31.26, 10.Lydia Watts 31.30

Next week it’s a change of venue to the 10km K4/10C  course – start at 7pm.