Tin Can Ten - Held on the West Leake Course - Sat. July 11th 2015 - 10.8 miles
Put on by Loughborough Pheonix CC
Timekeeper, patience-keeper - Stuart Crick.
Pusherer offerer - Martin Temple
Steward - Dave Bousfield.
Superb cake and refreshments - Mrs Crick and Mrs. Johnson
|2015 TCN||Thanks to Stuart Crick |
& Martin Temple
|For keeping the |
times and recording
|1||Rob||Gray||Raleigh Runabout||SA 3 speed||26.01|
|7||John||Bedingfield||'39 Saxon Club||S/A AW||31.43|
|12||Peter||Bedingfield||'49 Carpenter Superlight||S/A AC||32.53|
|14||Chris||Camp||1951 "The real" Evans||S/A FC 4spd||37.30|
|15||Mick||Gould||Hetchins Curly||SA 3 speed||40.57|
|17||Stuart||Collins||Viscount Aerospace||Shimano Nexus 8||43.00|
|19||Steven||Dee||Bickerton||Shimano Nexus 8||45.19|
|20||Harold||Hayworth||Rudge SUAB||SA 3 speed||46.35|
|21||J||Preston||SA 3 speed||52.59|
They will be up on the 14th July
Whilst there seemed to be many absentees, there was a reasonable number of debutants (unless I am mistaken). J and P Beddingfield, C. Simms and J.Atkin are warmly invited to become serial Tincantenners.
After a few years of warm and calm weather (good both for times and a sweat) there was an approx 12mph (20 km per hour) wind which seemed to swirl clockwise round the anti-clockwise course. Even so, it was still warm though.
It would need confirming but (for the first time ever) this years' start list contained 5 previous winners. It also had a future winner (surely) in Harry Thompson. He has to be satisfied with the scalp of his dad Chris, at the very least. I'm not sure that this is joy is reciprocated.
Very nice to see the return of J.Preston to the fold. Perhaps some more female entrants might appear next year; it certainly isn't meant to be a male-only thing.
Mick Gould gave the ultimate minimalist speech and awarded the trophy to Rob Gray and the Loughborough Sock to anyone who wanted it (or them - giving a pair out will diminish stocks, not to say socks).
I am really determined to get 40+ riders next year. That equates to each rider getting an extra rider for next year.
If anyone can give details of what bikes / gears were ridden I would appreciate the info, and add to the results table.
Last, but certainly not least, thanks so much to the team from the Loughborough Pheonix, who rose to the occasion, like the mythical creature from the fires of legend.
As the event lurks to its 25th year next July 9th I have a picture that shows evidence of assimilation of hi technology by the Tin Can Ten organisation. This will counter, for ever, the accusations that the TCT does not keep up with the times.
Photos of 2015 Tin Can Ten RaceContributors Stephen Dee, Harold Heyworth, Peter Bedingfield and Stuart Collins
|Supreme concentration on the task
ahead. Totally wound like a coiled spring.
|Transition into scorching acceleration.|
No, no ! No hint of a push!
|Has this gent blundered into a race?||Stephen Dee's Bickerton|
|Peter and John Bedingfield locked in brotherly mortal combat.
John won, Peter "graciously" concedes. ("Dammit")
|Chris Thompson can just be seen hiding behind Rob (leftmost). As
as well he might after being |
beaten by his son (2nd left).
Rob's winning bike, a gas-pipe / steel wheels handicap of a machine.
Blurred background gives a false impression of
the speed of Stuart Collins
|Mick passes on the TCT trophy||Watch this birdy Mick|
|David Cole and Harold Heyworth discus
their prospects for next year
Though not set in stone|
these results are final ....