TTL-09. IVCA 50 mile TT Championship. Moy Valley. 06/08/2017.
A miserable cool, wet and breezy morning greeted 19 starters at Mother Hubbards.
Thanks to the full compliment of marshals and Harry and Paul on the watches.
Congratulations and kudos to Hugh Davis on a fine 2:07:23 for a plus 26:16 and another Gold Medal to add to his tally.
Pat Byrne with a 1:58:23 for +23:09 takes the Silver Medal.
Joe Sheehy with a 1:59:34 for + 20:29 takes the Bronze Medal.
Adrian Byrne, 2:07:50, +20:17. Tony O’Malley, 1:58:26, +19:11 and Peter Raftery, 2:10:48, +17:19 take the minor places.
First on Handicap Rodney Joyce making a massive improvement on last year followed by Colm Cassidy also with a big improvement and equally Pat Byrne in third. Peter Raftery, Ed O’Brien and Ian O’Hara took the minor handicap placings.
Fastest on the Day, Pat Byrne, followed by Tony O’Malley and Joe Sheehy.
Jimmy Murphy fastest of the two road bikes the other being Bernadette O’Brien, both making their first attempt at the 50 mile test and now with handicaps to shoot at next time.
The Options 25/50 is just two weeks away, on the 27th, providing the last chance for 2017 BAR / FAR qualifying times. Is it to much to ask for clement conditions
Tuesday 8th sees the last of the midweek racing. Be nice to see a good turn out from the road men.
The final Saturday League TT is at Johnstown Bridge on the 19th.
I’m short on current TT photographs so Tony gets the honour this week for making the fifty his first TT of the season.:-)