Race Report – 23 November 021 Whangaehu Two Up TT
The annual two up time trial gave those who wanted to the opportunity to squeeze into a skinsuit, wear a pointy aero helmet and dust off the their speed machines. For the 19 teams that presented themselves the course was a 40km out and return up the Whangaehu Valley with the start/finish line on Bideford road.
The Whangaehu road is undulating but has no real climbs. However, a brisk easterly breeze made for a significant headwind in parts and was a hurdle for the riders who had to work hard to make good time to the turnaround.
Going under the hour and claiming 1st place was the self named fowl team of Drumstick & Chickenwing with a creditable time of 58:20 The 2nd place team of Derek Roberts and Tom McCallum also just beat the hour mark.
The short course this week had only 1 team entered.
1st Dave Drummond/Scott Harpham 58:20
2nd Derek Roberts/Tom McCallum 59:12
3rd Gareth Price/Simon Butler 01:01:44
1st Emily Lutyens/Robert Graham 01:05:52
2nd Devan Simmonds/Lesley Mouat 01:07:03
3rd Andy CC/Belinda Fuller 01:11:35
Short Course Results
Jaimie Blackburn/Judy Brown 26:14
The aftermatch was onsite courtesy of the Eastwoods mobile BBQ. Much appreciated!
Thankyou to the marshals, organisers and truck driver who make racing possible and for keeping everyone safe.
Next Tues 30 Nov we will be returning to the Millars Road circuit for two laps of handicap goodness!!