TIN CAN TEN 2001

10.8 mile club time trial, Loughborough Phoenix CC, West Leake, Nottinghamshire
Timekeepers: Stuart Crick and Muriel Monk
Listed in start order

Rider
Club
Machine/Gear

time

m.p.h.

Ann Danvers

Loughborough Phoenix

1934 Phillips, S-A AW

48:12

13.43

Joy Reynolds

Hinckley C.R.C.

1953 Carlton Courier, S-A AM

41:22

15.66

Morgan Reynolds

Hinckley C.R.C.

1948 Carpenter, S-A AM

32:15

20.09

Paul Vincent

M I Racing

1982 Viscount (ex Tony Doyle) TF

26:38

24.33

Dennis Heggs

Loughborough Phoenix

1960 BSA Tour de France,S-AAW

39:55

16.23

Minoro Mitsumoto

Farnboro & Camberley CC

1990 Raleigh low-pro, S-A AC

29:48

21.74

Jonathan Brookes

Welland Valley Wheelers

Bob Jackson, S-A FM

28:12

22.98

Mike Christy

National Clarion

1892s Hadley front driver, Crypto

35:47

18.11

Peter Underwood

Cambridge C.C.

1947 R O Harrison, S-A ASC

33:26

19.38

Phil Wray

Milton Keynes CC

c. 1946 Merlin International, AW

34:35

18.74

Lorna Wray

A5 Rangers

1947 Humber Ladies Sports, AW

40:47

15.88

Ian Marshall

Milton Keynes

c. 1939 Carlton Flyer, S-A AW

29:02

22.09

Julie Dymond

Royal Sutton CC

1950 Rotrax, S-A 4-spd

35:51

18.07

Roger Bugg

Loughborough Phoenix

1935 J A Grose, S-A K-type

40:39

15.94

Chris Thompson

Loughborough R.C.

1935 Dawes, S-A AC

27:12

23.82

Tony Page

Rockingham Forest Whlrs

1950s Condor road/path, S-A TF

27:27

23.60

Ron Johnson

Leicester Forest CC

1938 Bates ‘Vegrandis’, S-A AM

37:49

17.13

Peter Soper

North Devon Wheelers

1937 Baines Flying Gate, S-A FC

31:05

20.84

Michael Gould

Loughborough Phoenix

1936 curly Hetchin’s, S-A TF

34:35

18.74

Andrew Thompson

Loughborough Road Club

1970s Viking Nordia Ladies roadster, S-A AW

31:51

20.34

Andrew Tokeley

Loughborough Phoenix

Creswell Fold-it, Sachs 7-spd

37:00

17.51

David Westwood

Warwickshire RC

1921 Raleigh Special, S-A K-type

34:49

18.61

Bob Knight

Milton Keynes

1949 Raleigh R A,S-A FC

28:51

22.46

Graham Lansdell

Tandem Club

1968 Mercian, S-A ASC

30:05

21.54

Norman Cole

Loughborough Phoenix

1958 Carlton International Clubman, S-A ASC

39:42

16.32

David Lovegrove

Ludlow CC

1947 Raleigh R.A. S-A ASC

34:16

18.91

Paul Kimberley

Sevale Velo

1958 Rudge Pathfinder, S-A FM

32:47

19.76

Tony Bush

Loughborough Phoenix

Leach Marathon, S-A A-type 3-spd

40:37

15.95

John Doran

Loughborough Phoenix

1960s Raleigh, S-A AW

? *

.

Brian Donnan

Cheltenham & County CC

1985 Pedersen, S-A FC

D.N.S

.

Merlin Evans

Stockport Clarion

SCO ‘Long John’

D.N.S

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* Lanterne Rouge (finished on foot)
Thanks to Loughborough Phoenix for organisation and helpers. Timekeepers: Stuart Crick and Muriel Monk. Pusher-off: J B Williams. Marshals: Colin Wood, Martyn Temple, John Stone and Eric Danvers. Behind the tea urn: J B and Ben Williams. And a really Big Thanks to all the cake makers and bun-suppliers

Report follows

Report :- by David Eccles

The Simon Antill Sturmey-Archer Trophy was awarded to winner Paul Vincent, Tin Can T-shirts to Chris Thompson and Tony Page for second and third best times and a T-shirt to Joy Reynolds for a noble first effort. The Loughborough Sock went to John Doran.

Hand-printed individual souvenir Anniversary Certificates endorsed by three famous names were given to all the riders.

Davis Eccles' 2001 Tin Can Report
The rain, which looked threatening, luckily held off on this the tenth anniversary of the Tin Can Ten. A strong wind however kept most of the competitors’ times slightly back, though not appreciably so for our quick men. Paul Vincent produced a storming 26:38 which was enough to prise the Trophy off Tony Page’s mantelpiece and prevent him gaining the hat-trick. The last time these two met was in 1999 when Tony had the edge. It was interesting to note that both riders were using the TF two-speed gear on this occasion, though their approach to the gearing was quite different: Tony admitted to pitching the top gear a little too high for the conditions (also confessed to not having ridden a TT since last year) whereas Paul opted for using top gear all the way round! In between was another past winner Chris Thompson who held the Trophy in 1995. Incidentally in the brief history of the Tin Can the best time for the course was that of Scot Gamble in 1995, at 25:21.

But of course the Tin Can is not to do with winning, but rather with lots of other things. The contents of Ann Danvers’ shopping basket for instance. Or Mike Christy’s magnificent Victorian front driver compared with Andrew Tokeley’s small wheel folder. Or Minoru’s low profile contrasted with Paul Vincent’s, which was originally built for Tony Doyle and not really designed for going round corners. After the Crypto gear in Mike Christy’s wheel the oldest hub must have been Tony Bush’s A-type Sturmey, dated 1914. Gamely pushing his machine over the finish line, John Doran must have thought his hub was behaving more like Jeffrey Archer than Sturmey-Archer.For all those interested in the dates of machinery you may like to know that the 10th Anniversary Certificates were printed on an Albion hand-press of 1868; we are very grateful to Ray Booty, John Woodburn and Michael Hutchinson for generously entering into the Tin Can spirit and signing them for us.

We are all greatly indebted to the Loughborough Phoenix for once again hosting this event and for providing all the necessary back-up, from the time-keeping through to the superb tea spread. None of this could happen without the L/P, so many thanks to all concerned.

We hope you will join us again for some epicyclic celebrations next year. If you are keen on lightweights and classic bike competition you may like to know that there is to be another Eastway series of races in London on Sunday 2nd September (Patrick Trench 020 8527 2332 organising).

Finally: a Swiss Army knife was found in the lay-by on Saturday. If anyone has lost this they should call David Eccles on 020 8673 5026.

P.S. (2011). I think that is unlikely the owner of the Swiss army knife is going to show up now.
This still stands as the record popular TCT :- 31 entered / 28 finished