Tin Can Ten - Held on the West Leake Course - Sat. July 12th 2014 - 10.8 miles
Put on by Loughborough Pheonix CC
Timekeeper, infrastructure and dry wit - Stuart Crick.
Pusherer offerer - Martin Temple
Stewards Dave - Bousfield and Ron Johnson
Magnificent refreshments - Mrs Crick and Mrs. Johnson
|David||Cole||Mercian||1957||SA close ratio||3||28.00||2|
|Harry||Thompson||Bates Vegrandis||1938||SA close ratio||3||29.34||3|
|John||Dainty||J.Pavey track frame||1940's||SA ASC fixed||3||29.45||4|
|Minoro||Mitsomoto||Moulton Mark III||1970||SA FC||4||31.13||5|
|Andy||Forey||Moulton Major Deluxe||1964||SA AW||4||32.01||6|
|Gerry||Charlwood||Moulton Series 2||1963||SA AW||3||33.07||7|
|Chris||Lomas||Raleigh Lenton Sports||1954||SA 3-AW||3||35.33||8|
|Chris||Camp||Raleigh Record Ace||1954||40.21||11|
|Stuart||Collins||Van Nicholas||2013||Shimano Alfine||8||40.42||13|
|Phil||Wray||Brompton M6L-X Sperlight||2008||Sram||2x3||47.06||16|
|Dai||Roberts||Coventry Eagle||70's||SA useless||5||29m||1 lap|
|Lorna||Wray||Humber Lady's sport||1947||SA 3-AW||3||27.45||1 lap|
I am having to seek more webspace memory before I can get pictures up. (should be up on 14th July)
There were four (I think) debutants: Bryan Colbourne (age 81 with a new Thorn / Rolhoff outfit), John Salter, Chris Camp and Dai Roberts.
It was roasting hot. Rumour has it that the nearby test match at Trent Bridge is fixed for the TCT weekend to ensure good weather. The running of the event was as immaculate and relaxed as ever and the post-race snacks amounted to a banquet.
I must apologise for turning up with a new Titanium Van Nicholas, legal but clearly not in the spirit of things.
Chris Thompson managed to win yet again. Some extra-ordinary tactics might have ensured this result. His son Harry was "fitted up" (in more ways than one) with Ron Johnson's 1936 Bates Vangradis which developed a nasty fault near to the finish. I was similarly accused by Dai Roberts for lending my Coventry Eagle with the infamous two-cable Sturmey 5 speed. He thought that any one of the other unobtainable gears might have been handy. What is that saying about bad workmen??? One lap proved enough for him. Lorna Wray did one lap also, with flowing winter-type clothes and ancient bike. Well done Dai and Lorna.
Phil Wray, as usual, gave a cheerful and brief speach.
Let's see if we can all get an extra rider for next year.