Trophy Winners for 2009
10mile Ward Buildinings Cup
1st - Paul Hickman - 28 points
2nd - Matthew Enticknap - 25 Points
3rd - Colin Baldwin - 13 Points
10mile Time Trial Shield-Best points total on handicap
1st - Mark Devine 23 Points
2nd - Paul Hickman - 18 Points
3rd - Matthew Enticknap - 17 Points
Coles Cup - Fastest Time Trial of the season
Charles Goodway - 10m - 21:20
15mile TT Kirby Memorial Cup - Fastest Rider on handicap
Leavening Scramble Bowl - Fastest Rider
1st - Paul Hickman
2nd - Nick Harmer
3rd - Colin Baldwin
Hill Climb Cup
1st - Matthew Enticknap
2nd - Paul Hickman
3rd - Mark Devine
1mile Sprint (No Cup - Yet)
1st Nick Caddy
2nd - Paul Hickman
3rd - Matthew Enticknap
4th - Ian Farrer
19 August 2009 - 2 up 10m Time Trial
The event was marred by a moment’s loss of concentration in the Malton pairing of Mark Devine and Adrian Taylor, resulting in a touch of wheels and a nasty crash for Taylor. Fortunately, his injuries are not too serious and it is hoped that Adrian will be back in the saddle soon.
As the nights draw in, the evening racing series draws to a close with the traditional season finale the one-mile sprint, to be contested this Wednesday (26 August). Daytime club events continue into October with the 10-mile Inter-club race against Scarborough on Sunday October 11 and the Leavening Hill Climb on the following Sunday. Full details of both events, along with social and training rides that run throughout the winter, can be found on the Malton Wheelers’ website at www.maltonwheelersrc.co.uk.
1 July 2009. 10.5m Hilly TT.
17 June 2009. 10m Time Trial.
10 June 2009 10m Time Trial
3rd June 2009 6m Leavening Scamble
21 May 2009 - 10m Hilly Time Trial
20 May 2009 - 10m Time Trial
Malton Duo Contest National 10-mile Championship 24 May 2009
Malton Wheelers had two riders in Sunday’s National 10-Mile Championship, with father and son duo Chris and Charles Goodway both making the required entry standard. The ‘10’ has now replaced the 25-mile championship as the Blue Riband event in British time trialling, and with entries limited to the fastest 160 riders in the country it was no mean feat for Malton to get two places.
Chris was just hoping to do a good ride, but Charlie was definitely capable of a high placing if he hit form at the right time. On the day Charlie was disappointed with his 21:49 for 52nd place, but this was against the absolute top flight of the UK time trial scene and he should be proud to have performed so well in his first national outing at the distance. Chris also flew the flag for Malton with a very creditable 23:33 for 129th overall.
Both men are making another appearance at the top level when they contest the National 25-Mile Championship in Norfolk on 7 June.
13 May 2009 - 5m Time Trial
Despite the difficult conditions the event was well attended, including the tandem pairing of Nick and Julie Caddy who, in only their second competitive outing, came home in a creditable 14:06 to avoid the wooden spoon; that particular honour going to Keith Buck with 14:22.
6 May 2009 - 10m Time Trial
For the second week in succession a Scarborough rider beat Malton’s Paul Hickman into second place, as Mark Grange took top honours in Malton Wheelers’ evening time trial last Wednesday. Just a single second separated the two over the ten miles as Grange finished with 23 minutes 38 seconds to just pip Hickman’s 23:39.
A cool evening presented the riders with a difficult headwind slog to the turn and the blustery return leg may have proved Hickman’s undoing as his rear disc wheel could have offered little help in the choppy conditions. Third place went to Malton’s Matthew Enticknap who this week put clear daylight between himself and Colin Baldwin after the pair tied for fourth place last week. Technical issues may also have affected Baldwin’s ride as his choice of a conventional road bike rather than a more aerodynamic time trial machine cannot have helped his cause. Whatever the reason, Enticknap finished with 24 minutes dead, nearly a minute up on Baldwin’s 24:51.
The evening also saw the welcome return of Gareth Taylor who took a creditable fifth place with 25:41. Taylor, Malton’s ace climber, has been sidelined since the early season following a training crash: hopefully this marks a return to fitness and the start of his bid to retain his second category road licence.
29 April 2009 - 5 Mile TT
Scarborough Paragon’s Dave Thompson took a well-deserved win over a full field in Malton Wheelers’ evening time trial last Wednesday. Thompson covered the five miles in a scant 10 minutes and 44 seconds, recording the fastest time on the course in over a decade. Although this was the first event in the series, the times were more reminiscent of a mid season race than the series opener. Malton’s Paul Hickman was second with 11:03: a time that under normal circumstances would surely have been a winning ride this early in the season. Chris Goodway completed the podium for Malton with a very creditable 11:12, while Colin Baldwin and Matthew Enticknap tied on 11:37 to secure four out of the top five places for the Wheelers.
The new season often heralds a shake up, revealing who’s put in the work over the winter and introducing new faces. This year was no exception with Tom Atkinson making the switch from MTB riding, and taking an excellent sixth place in his debut ride for Malton with 11:41. Another newcomer swapping fat tyres for racing ‘skinnies’ was Dave Leaming. He also produced a good ride in his first time trial event, finishing on 12:27 to tie for eleventh place with old-stager Nick Caddy.
The evening, though, belonged to Dave Thompson and Scarborough, and it will be interesting to see how Malton respond over the season.