Novice Time Trial

Another good turnout of riders for Thursdays club novice/under age TT. We had 10 competitors plus 3 or 4 others riding alongside the youngest riders and a large audience of family and friends at the finish! All the times have shown a big improvement over the weeks.  In the youth section Ryan Byrne rode the tt on his new racing bike rather than his mountain bike and improved by nearly 7 minutes to 14.14! Neil Kelly made his tt debut and returned a great 14.56 while Fionn Jordan (16.16) and Billy Phillips (17.10) also improved their times. Under 8’s Miguel Byrne (19.25) and Conchúir de Rúit (26.49) can’t wait to get racing bikes and bigger wheels to compete with these guys! Fastest adult riders timed on the night were Shane Kelly (11.08), Peter Thatcher (11.43), David Dempsey (12.02) and John Busher(13.11).

Remember these are short, fun training events and all club members are welcome to take part. We’d like to see more people taking part to improve the events and support and encourage the youngsters. The last 10kms of the Sunday tour is like a Rás stage end recently so you’ve no reason not to compete!