TIN CAN TEN

Results for the millenium 2000 event
The event held on the Loughborough Pheonix West Leake course 2 x 5.4 mile circuit
Rider
Club
Mins Secs MPH Machine and Gear

Tony Page

Rockingham Forest Whlrs

26

29

24.47

1950s Condor Road/Path, SA FM

John Tomlinson

Sheffield Phoenix CC

26

53

24.10

1935 Granby, SA AM

Chris Thompson

Coalville Wheelers

26

59

24.01

1946 Paris, Tour de France, SA FC

Merlin Evans

Stockport Clarion

27

13

23.81

1959 Dawes Diploma, SA AM

Minoru Mitsumoto

Farnborough & Camberley CC

28

0

23.14

1990s low-pro, ex Olympic women's track team, SA ASC

Graham Lansdell

Tandem Club

28

13

22.97

1968 Mercian, SA ASC

David Eccles

Redmon CC                 ***

28

59

22.36

1950s Les Ephgrave, SA ASC

Jonathan Brookes

Welland Valley Wheelers

29

14

22.17

1954 Viking, SA FM

Brian Donnan

Cheltenham & County CC***

31

10

20.79

1985 Cheltenham Pedersen, SA FC

Morgan Reynolds

Hinckley CRC

31

16

20.72

1948 Carpenter, SA AM

Tom Jeffrey

Loughborough Phoenix

32

39

19.85

1951 Stuart Purves, SA FM

Peter Edwards

Loughborough Phoenix

33

16

19.48

1957 Hill Special, SA ASC

Phil Wray

Milton Keynes CC

33

25

19.39

1939 Carlton Flyer, SA AW

Gordon Allison

Loughborough Phoenix

35

10

18.43

1952 Phillips Roadster, SA AW

David Westwood

Warwick RC

37

14

17.40

1898 Alpha Bantam,
Crypto-geared up to 66" fixed

Lorna Wray

A5 Rangers CC

41

10

15.74

Humber Ladies Sports, SA AW

Tony Bush

Loughborough Phoenix

50

35

12.81

Leach Marathon
1914 SA A-type 3-speed

David Hancock

Hitchin Nomads

DNS

0

 

Strudwick, SA AM

*** Time lost through having to dismount. Donnan lost some minutes, and Eccles some seconds

Report follows

Tin Can Ten, 22 July 2000
Race Report by Organiser David Eccles



The Tin Can
Simon Antill Trophy

The Tin Can Simon Antill Trophy went to Tony Page for
the second year in succession - plus a Tin Can T-shirt

T-shirt ... postcards ...
and a sock ...

A Tin Can T-shirt went to John Tomlinson for the second best time and a packet of postcards to Chris Thompson for a very close third. Postcards also went to Lorna Wray as the quickest lady and Brian Donnan got the Loughborough Sock for being delayed.

A big thanks to ...

A big thanks to Loughborough Phoenix for organising this unique event once again, especially to timekeeper Stuart Crick, to pusher-off Jim Hanam, to marshalls Dave Leigh, Martin Temple, Dave Carter, Bill Marshall, Eric Sayliss, and John Stone, to Eileen Johnson and John Williams at the refreshment bar and to each and all who so kindly contributed to cakes.

millennial
Tin Can Ten

Grey skies and a strong nor’ easterty wind greeted the riders of the millennial Tin Can Ten, some of whom were not too distressed at having to compete in temperatures slightly less than the tar-melting scorchers of previous years.

Trophy was retained

The tin Man Trophy was retained by Tony Page with a five second improvement on his last year’s winning time. Pretty good work for a man who by his own admission no longer does time trials, and given that he rode this year on a frame provided by John Stone which we understand cost the princely sum of 8.00 - Trek, Corima and Cannondale takenote.

past winners

It was very good to see past winner John Tomlinson back again, though a certain lack of recent training miles may have excluded him from the magic 25 he was wont to put in on earlier occasions, but what about next year? A mere six seconds behind was another past trophy holder, Chris Thompson, a man also capable of 25, an the right day.
superb ... Alpha Bantam
Perhaps the most interesting machine on the course was David Westwood’s superbly presented Alpha Bantam, and his heroic time of 37-14 was remarkable; driving, or being driven by, a 66 inch fixed front wheel down the ‘hill’ with handlebars at hip level would not suit Lance Armstrong - or many other people - for much further than ten miles. [He will get a T-shirt in the post for his efforts.]

a century between ironmongery

With roughly a century between the ironmongery, Mitsumoto on his low profile Raleigh made a marked contrast to the Alpha. What we wonder will the machine of 3000 look like? As usual at the Tin Can among the machines with fairly conventional frames there are always a handful of interesting names: Leach and Hill for example, and South London builder Stuart Purves who was apparently only in business for one year.

approaching at such speed

The Cheltenham Pedersen can not be described as a conventional frame by any means and it may be that the sight of it so amazed a small local boy that he failed to understand that Brian Donnan was approaching at such speed. Brian received the Loughborough Sock for handling the situation with such good sense, tact and sportsmanship, especially as he was clearly on his way to a big improvement in time over previous years. Incidentally, for those of you who have progressed from the era of epicyclic gears into that of the intemet, Brian publishes Tin Can info and pictures on his website www.donnan.co.uk and a lot of other interesting stuff as well - well worth a visit. [update] You are reading this from the now website by Stuart Collins. Brian is in spain. The website linked above is no more. I will try and get a link to whatever Brian is doing now. Stuart

Tandem Club

it was perhaps unfortunate that we were unable to persuade the Tandem Club members, who were refreshing themselves at the ‘Star’, to take part; it would have been fascinating to see how the wheechair-cum-tandem machine might have performed.
tell all your like-minded friends
Next year is going to be the tenth Tin Can Ten, and we are hoping, with the assistance of the Loughborough Phoenix (who make the whole thing possible) to make it a special one. please come along and support again the cause of racing hub gears, and please tell all your like-minded friends.