Report/Result: CTT Classic TT Series – Wessex

Report & result – Joshua Williams and Hayley Simmonds winners at the CTT Classic TT Series in Wessex on Sunday

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Result: CTT Classic TT Series – Wessex

Hayley Simmonds & Joshua Williams Win Classic Series Opener in Dorset
(thanks to Eamonn Deane)

Hayley Simmonds (Team WNT Pro Cycling) emphatically won the opening round of the Knights Composites Classic Time Trial series in Dorset.

Wearing the National Championship stripes, Simmonds punched her way around the rolling circuit, dismissing the keen northerly wind that heralded the start of British Summer time. A time of 55:33 for the 24 miles confirmed her early condition and put her 1:59 ahead of Elizabeth Banks (Sunsport Velo CC) with Becky Lewis (Mid Shropshire Wheelers) a further 6 secs adrift in third place.

The expected dual with Sarah Storey (Storey Racing) failed to materialise, the Paralympic champion forced to use a road bike after transmission problems left her TT machine unusable. (Storey had used the road bike to ride around the circuit with her teammates the previous day).

Elizabeth-Jane Harris carried the colours for the newly launched team, her 57:40 just missing the podium.

Men’s Race

Joshua Williams (Team Bottrill/HSSHire), 48:34, won the senior mens race, a much closer affair with just 17 seconds between the 25 year from Shropshire and his teammate John Dewey.

Espoir, Jack Rebours, (Caesarean CC (Jersey), 50:27 surprised a few taking third spot, the third of six riders inside the course record of 51.12 on a sunny, breezy morning.

Rick Waddon (Para-T) won the parcycling event, his factored time of 54:05 putting him clear of Liz Saul (London Dynamo), 1:00:07 and Paul Thomas (Brighton Mitre CC) 1:30:10. Peter Nicholls (Race Hub), 52:28 beat scratchman Danny Axford (Artic Tacx RT) by exactly 1 minute to take the veterans race, local rider John Samways (Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers), recording a personal best on a course used for club events.

Another local favourite won the Veterans Target race with a plus of 15:18 with seventeen year old Adam Robertson (Verulam CC) taking the junior title, his 54:20, 46 seconds to fast for Zak Coleman (Team

Rider Reaction
Hayley Simmonds: “it was a pretty tough course actually, a lot of the roads are quite dead and with the wind as well for the last nine miles, it was hard going. I am really pleased, the first time trial of the season is always a bit nervy. I know my training is going well but you never know how others are going. I was riding to power but on this course it is difficult to ride to average. I go over my threshold power on the climbs and then recover on the downhills. I had a 56 chain ring on but even with that I was almost freewheeling on some of the downhills.”

Joshua Williams: ” I found it quite easy actually! Driving the course yesterday it looked quite challenging, but I felt good at the end. I caught my two minute man so I knew i was going well. I am riding the first four rounds of the series, me and my partner are getting married on June the 10th so I cannot ride that one so I need to nail the first four”

Rik Waddon: ” it was alright, its a long way to come, with very little competition, I don’t know why there are not more para riders, there are a lot of para road riders out there – whether its the travelling around the country, I am not sure. I put a lot into it, I travel round to all the races and its slightly disheartening but at the end of the day its about putting a performance out but when there is no one to chase, you can lose motivation. Maybe they could put the Para riders off in the middle of the field?”

Peter Nicholls: “It was a good race, I came down from Leicestershire yesterday and drove around the course, the wind was a bit shocking in places. I came down with not a clue how I would go, I have been carrying an injury so I am very pleased with that, its good to blow the cobwebs away. I ride on power and feel, I like sporting courses, you wont see me on a dual carriageway, I like riding in the countryside!”



1 Joshua Williams Team Bottrill / HSS Hire 48:34:00
2 John Dewey Team Bottrill / HSS Hire 48:51:00
3 Jack Rebours Caesarean CC (Jersey) 50:27:00
4 Dean Robson Northover VT / Rudy Project 50:50:00
5 George Fox Team Bottrill / HSS Hire 50:53:00
6 George Evans Team Bottrill / HSS Hire 50:54:00
7 Robert Moore Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT 51:19:00
8 Lewis Keightley Team Bottrill / HSS Hire 51:26:00
9 Daniel Halksworth Team Bottrill / HSS Hire 51:48:00
10 Charles Mitchell …a3crg 53:30:00
11 Samuel Wadsley Poole Whs 53:34:00
12 James Brickell Fareham Wheelers CC 54:52:00
13 Richard Jennings Shutt Velo Rapide 55:24:00
14 Steven Pink Poole Whs 55:33:00
15 Max Webber Abbotts Ann Cycles 55:58:00
16 Patrick Brennan …a3crg 56:30:00
17 Bryce Riglar CC Weymouth 56:51:00
18 James Horton Velo Club St Raphael 57:14:00
19 Aaron Kneebone Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA 57:44:00
20 Thomas Piloni Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 01:00:56
21 Ollie Mitchell …a3crg 01:01:45
22 Paul Dytham Wessex Road Club 01:03:35
23 James Eccleston Sarum Velo 01:03:37
24 Andrew Parkhill Zoom Tri Club 01:04:55

1 Peter Nicholls Race Hub 52:28:00
2 Danny Axford Arctic Tacx RT 53:28:00
3 John Samways Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 54:03:00
4 Alan Murchison DRAG2ZERO 55:17:00
5 Joe Le Sage Rutland Cycling Club 55:24:00
6 Andy Smith Velo Club St Raphael 55:26:00
7 Philip Watts North Hampshire RC 55:28:00
8 Hayley Simmonds Female Team WNT Pro Cycling 55:33:00
9 Dave Dent GS Stella 55:44:00
10 Steven De Sousa CASP Racing Club 56:31:00
11 Andrew Tamplin Revolutions Racing 56:34:00
12 Daryl May Sheffrec CC 56:38:00
13 Simon Berogna Velo Club St Raphael 56:45:00
14 David Dalton Fareham Wheelers CC 56:52:00
15 Ray Claridge GA Cycles 56:55:00
16 Tim Davies Icknield RC 57:11:00
17 Elizabeth Banks Female Sunsport Velo CC 57:32:00
18 Becky Lewis Female Mid Shropshire Wheelers 57:38:00
19 Jason Miller CASP Racing Club 57:39:00
20 Elizabeth-Jane Harris Female Storey Racing 57:40:00
21 Richard Porter CC Weymouth 57:54:00
22 Keith Dorling Team Bottrill / HSS Hire 58:00:00
23 James Garrett CASP Racing Club 58:08:00
24 Kelly Murphy Female Team Ford Ecoboost 58:34:00
25 Simone Dailey Female …a3crg 58:56:00
26 Jennifer George Female Storey Racing 59:00:00
27 Kimberley Ashton Female CASP Racing Club 59:03:00
28 Martin Jones Fareham Wheelers CC 59:38:00
29 Lyndon Thompson Male Bournemouth Arrow CC 59:41:00
30 Jackie Field Female CC Ashwell 59:47:00
31 Darryl Barr …a3crg 01:00:22
32 Michael Naulls Velo Club Venta 01:00:28
33 Rupert Silman Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 01:00:50
34 David Hargreaves North Lancs RC 01:00:55
35 Louise Scupham Female Team Jadan-Weldtite p/b Vive Le Velo 01:01:02
36 Terry Icke Velo Club St Raphael 01:01:06
37 Jerry Bromyard …a3crg 01:01:10
38 Drew Hosie …a3crg 01:01:22
39 Andy Self Direct Power Cycling Team 01:01:24
40 Monica Dew Female Storey Racing 01:01:38
41 Sarah Storey Female Storey Racing 01:01:48
42 Chris Scawn Plymouth Corinthian CC 01:01:54
43 Sarah Matthews Female …a3crg 01:02:18
44 Angela Carpenter Female …a3crg 01:02:19
45 Stuart Peckham New Forest CC 01:02:29
46 Bethany Crumpton Female Storey Racing 01:02:48
47 Stuart Thompson Andover Wheelers 01:03:05
48 Simon Smith Shutt Velo Rapide 01:03:28
49 Christopher Day Poole Whs 01:03:36
50 Martin Beale Velo Club St Raphael 01:03:51
51 Jenny Lee Female RLP Racing 01:03:52
52 Tina Reid Female Trainsharp 01:04:03
53 Rob Griffiths Zoom Tri Club 01:04:23
54 Pete Wilson Bournemouth Arrow CC 01:04:39
55 Kevin Ridge Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 01:05:10
56 Lou Dutch Female Synergie Coaching 01:05:23
57 Laura Cameron Female Storey Racing 01:06:20
58 Katie Prankerd Female Storey Racing 01:06:23
59 Michelle Walter Female Bournemouth Arrow CC 01:07:02
60 Mike Garner …a3crg 01:07:12
61 Sarah Wise Female CC Weymouth 01:07:38
62 Neil Dyble Bournemouth Arrow CC 01:08:45
63 Emily Le Beuvant Female Big Maggys Race Team 01:08:59
64 Terry Belbin Poole Whs 01:09:17
65 Michelle Lock Female GS Stella 01:10:03
66 David Barry Team Bottrill / HSS Hire 01:16:36
67 Robert Jolliffe New Forest CC

1 Adam Robertson Verulam CC 54:20:00
2 Zak Coleman Team 55:06:00
3 Thomas Day Poole Whs 01:03:37

1 Rik Waddon Para-T 01:02:09
2 Liz Saul Female London Dynamo 01:13:39
3 Paul Thomas Brighton Mitre CC 01:39:44



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