2017 Millennium competition has now concluded following a very hard fought tussle for top honours. The result is a tie between defending champion, Luke Clarke, TMG Horizon Cycling Team, and Ben Stowe, Hemel Hempstead CC, both on 478 points, just two points shy of the maximum possible score. This is the first tie in the history of the competition. Hats off and special mention to Toby Hunt, Lampard CC, in third spot (466), having contested all eight rounds of the series; this may also be a first.
Tim Davies, Icknield RC, (432), had mechanical misfortune in some early rounds causing him to slip to runner up in the vets group; Phil Murrell, Finsbury Park CC (445) benefited from Tim’s generous encouragement to contest the later rounds to overhaul his benefactor in the final event. Gavin Rumbles, CC Luton (396), is third vet.
Helen Boatman, Team Milton Keynes, finally hit her stride in the latter stages to accumulate 334 points and take top woman mark from consistent, Annabel Sill, Kinetic Cycles / Welwyn Racing, on 310. Jody Conbear, Hemel Hempstead CC, (225) was third with a somewhat limited number of outings.
Junior, Nicholas Candy, North Road CC, (410), excelled as best junior and was 8th fastest in the overall table ahead of some very experienced senior riders. Oliver Knight, Team Corley Cycles, was second; Oliver Stockwell, Welwyn Wheelers, was third.
After a late surge by several teams, bragging rights go to TMG Horizon Cycling Team, (1286), followed by North Road CC, (1187), and Team Milton Keynes (1048).
Final 2017 table is here:-2017 Millennium
Complete 2016 table is here:- 2016 Millennium
Complete 2015 table is here:- 2015 Millennium
This competition, originally for Men and Women, was devised and introduced by Doug Eagger, Icknield RC, long-serving Secretary of the D.C.
The D.C. has since added Veterans and Juniors to the awards and in 2004 purchased 4 new Cups, to be awarded to the winner in each (revised) catagory, ie: Overall, Women, Vets, Juniors.
It is a points-based system for riding a minimum number of sporting course time trials promoted in the District each year. Fastest rider in each event receives 120 points, the second fastest 119 and so on. The competition is funded by a separate DC Levy.
Trophy Cups are held by the winners for 12 months and they also receive engraved RTTC Medallions. Best team performance is recognised. The top 10 Overall, top 10 Women, top 10 Vets and top 10 Junior qualifiers receive CTT District Award Certificates.