The ‘Four Firs’ Open Hilly Time Trial

The South West Time Trials season 2024 got under way today Sunday 3rd March with the Exeter Wheelers Open Hilly Time Trial on the Woodbury ‘Four Firs’ course,

The morning was very cold, with some ice on the roads as dawn broke, and no doubt some of the DNS’s came about as a result of riders concerned that ice might present dangerous conditions, but in the event all got round safely, as the rising sun warmed the air sufficiently by 8.01 am and first rider off.

Fastest was Elliot Collyer of the University of Exeter Cycling Club, who was one of three rider with sub-40 minute times for the 17 mile course, on 37 minutes and 59 seconds. Elliot was knocking on the door of a CTT Open win in events at the tail end of 2023, with a 4th, two 3rds and a 2nd in hill climbs, so no doubt he will feel pleased to finally win. Elliot used a road bike, and held off TT bike rider and last year’s winner Lloyd Copp of Okehampton CC by 24 seconds (38.23) with another road biker Aidan King of FTP 3rd at 39.29.

The Team prize went to Exeter Wheelers in the shape of Graham Turner, Tristan Kelsall-Spurr and Aaron Lawrence, all pleased with their rides for various reasons – Graham had suffered mechanicals in the Four Firs last year, Tristan was competing in only his 2nd time trial, and it was Aaron’s first time trial since he broke his arm in the first South-West Cyclo-Cross League race last September.

Other prize winners were:

Female:   Yvonne Farrell, Total Tri Training
Vet 40+:  Sam Thompson, Podium Addict
Vet 50+:  Del Stafford, Podium Addict
Vet 60+:  Mark Sanders, Mid-Devon CC

Following the event, prizes for the 2023 Devon Cup and SWCTT BAR were awarded. Photos from the today’s time trial and the various awards will be posted on the Exeter Wheelers Facebook

Thanks go to all the EWCC members who timekept and marshalled, and provided hot drinks and a fine selection of cakes, and we also thank Exeter Brewery for providing prizes in the form of their lovely organic Avocet Ale.

Full results:

1st Elliott Colyer Road Bike University of Exeter Cycling Club Espoir 37.59
2nd Lloyd Copp TT Bike Okehampton CC Senior 38.23
3rd Aidan King Road Bike FTP ( Fulfil The Potential ) Race Team Senior 39.29
4th Matt Stanbury TT Bike Poole Wheelers Cycling Club Senior 40.29
5th Tristan Kelsall-Spurr Road Bike Exeter Whs CC Senior 41.03
6th Anthony Green TT Bike Kernow Racing Team Senior 41.04
7th Stuart McPhail TT Bike Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA Senior 41.24
8th Jonathan Hobbs Road Bike Okehampton CC Senior 41.24
9th Jimmy Richards TT Bike Pure Endurance Senior 43.24
10th Aaron Lawrence TT Bike Exeter Whs CC Senior 44.03
11th Sam Thompson TT Bike Podium Addict Vet 40+ 44.03
12th Del Stafford Road Bike Podium Addict Vet 50+ 45.28
13th Mahir Ahsan TT Bike University of Exeter Cycling Club Espoir 45.34
14th Gary Francis TT Bike Gillingham and District Wheelers / Wheels Cycles Vet 50+ 45.46
15th Mark Sanders TT Bike Mid Devon Cycling Club Vet 60+ 45.55
16th Lee Mallen TT Bike Revo Racing Vet 40+ 46.57
17th Darren Lunn TT Bike Bristol South Cycling Club Vet 40+ 47.48
18th Thomas Hinchliffe Road Bike Plymouth Corinthian CC Senior 48.02
19th Richard Moore TT Bike Podium Addict Vet 40+ 48.02
20th Graham Turner Road Bike Exeter Whs CC Vet 50+ 48.05
21st Finlay Webb TT Bike Exeter Whs CC C5 48.46
22nd Mark Hughes TT Bike 1st Chard Wheelers Vet 40+ 48.59
23rd Paul Pomeroy TT Bike Total Tri Training Vet 50+ 52.59
24th Simon Brown TT Bike CS Dynamo Vet 60+ 53.42
25th Yvonne Farrell Road Bike Total Tri Training Senior Female 56.42
DNS/F
Chantel Coetzer TT Bike Redbridge CC Senior
Drew Dunn TT Bike Total Tri Training Vet 40+
Pete Bishop Road Bike Exeter Whs CC Vet 60+
Katya Tune Road Bike City Cycle Couriers RT Vet 50+
Julian Wilkes Road Bike 1st Chard Wheelers Vet 50+
Ian Deakin TT Bike Mid Devon Cycling Club Vet 60+
Stephen Barnes Road Bike Wellington Wheelers Cycling Club Senior
James Greenaway Road Bike Exeter Whs CC Senior
Jon Tune TT Bike City Cycle Couriers RT Vet 40+
Sam Wordley TT Bike Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA Senior

Results from previous years

 

 

 

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