Spacey stars at final Time Trial event with maiden success

Huw Spacey
Huw Spacey

Huw Spacey collected a maiden time trial victory as the Beech House Dental Practice Evening TT League reached its climax last week.

Spacey sped around the four-mile Scar House Reservoir Hill Climb in a time of 11 minutes 33 seconds to win by five seconds ahead of series champion Duncan Mullier.

Matt Dalby placed third with 12:01 with Dave Morris (12:05) and Jonathan Webber (12:06) rounding out a closely packed top five.

Dalby’s ride knocked two minutes off his previous course best and secured him the title of Most Improved Rider for the time trial season.

Starting on the private Yorkshire Water road, the climb started off steadily for about two miles, before a sharp left turn brought riders face to face with the prevailing westerly wind.

The cattle grid three miles into the climb cruelly slowed riders down, just as the road kicks up for the final slog to the finish.

In the ladies event, Alison Sarmiento took the win in a time of 14:29, setting a new Lady Veteran League Course Record in the process.

Julie Patmore was second with 14:41 and Fran Varley third (18:15).  Lucy Holgate lowered her own School Girl League Course Record by almost a minute to finish with 19:18.  

Julie’s second place gave her enough points to claim third place overall on the Ladies League podium behind winner Jess Bacon and runner-up Corrine Mitchell.

The men’s podium was unchanged by the final event, with a top three of Duncan Mullier, Dylan Flesher (runner-up) and Simon Cave in third.

Mullier also took top honours in the Vet-40 League Competition with Cave moving up into runner-up spot and Glen Turnbull in third.

Tim Jarvis was the highest placed Vet-50 at the Scar House event with a strong seventh placed time of 12:31, and took a maiden Vet-50 TT League title, with Mike Hudson Vet-50 runner up and Walter Busuttil in third place.

Richard Bellerby knocked over a minute off his previous course best to take top Vet-60 honours with 14:14, and secured runner-up spot in the title race behind Over 60s champion Walter Wilkinson, with Mike Bowman completing the podium.

Dylan Flesher takes a maiden Junior TT League title ahead of Harry Wrightson in runner up spot.  The annual Evening League prize presentation takes place in October.