National U23 stars win the club’s final 2 Up TT of the year

Recently crowned National U23 TT champion Charlie Quarterman teamed up with local rider Lydia Watts – who finished 10th in the Women’s U23 championship – to dominate the club’s final 2Up TT of the year. It’s not often a club gets the honour of a rider competing in their weekly TT wearing the red, white and blue striped jersey of a British Champion – thanks Charlie.

Charlie (in his National jersey) and Lydia show how a 2Up TT should be ridden

Whilst the TT was held in almost fully dry conditions, a day of constant rain beforehand clearly reduced this normally popular event to only seven teams. Charlie and Lydia’s time was an impressive 26.51, over 3 minutes ahead of two more U23 riders, Rhys James and Gregor Kelling in second. Third place went to the all-female duo of Annie Heaney and Denise Shepherd, with father and son Mike and Harry Kirby in fourth.

Making up the 21 rider field were seven riders riding solo, with Darren Alexander setting the fastest time of 28.40, just beating his fellow Team Cherwell rider Ben Heaney by 12 seconds. Lee Heron and Roger Foster tied for third on 30.25.

Team Results: 1. Charlie Quarterman/Lydia Watts: 26.51, 2. Rhys James/Gregor Kelling: 30.09, 3. Annie Heaney/Denise Shepherd: 32.06, 4. Mike Kirby/Harry Kirby: 33.11, 5. Marcus Edmans/Ian Thomas: 34.33, 6. Tobias Wiesland/Johanna Elsener: 35.49, 7. Bill Ord/Mery Wolke: 37.55