2018 Millennium competition is concluded following the Team Milton Keynes event where Luke Clarke, TMG Horizon Cycling Team, scored maximum points to secure the trophy and underline his dominance of the competition; twice junior winner followed by eight wins as a senior. This year Luke scored 478 points from a possible 480.
Oliver Mytton, Verulam CC, (467), made a late surge to relegate clubmate, Toby Hunt, (465), to third position and junior, Nicholas Candy, North Road CC, (455), pushed down to fourth. Tim Davies, Icknield RC, (445), scored his fifth veteran title, chased home by Helen Reynolds, Hemel Hempstead CC, (410), and James Taylor, Berkhamsted CC (408).
Naturally, Helen bagged the womens title; Linda Dewhurst, Team Milton Keynes, (347), was second and Helen Boatman, Team Milton Keynes, (260), completed the womens podium.
Nicholas Candy was unbeatable among the juniors, with Oliver Stockwell, Welwyn Whs, (120), and Joe Bennett, Welwyn Whs, (113),in second and third places.
Team Milton Keynes bossed the team competition after a three year gap since their last win. A total of 1700 points was not ever seriously threatened by Welwyn Whs, (1305), and TMG Horizon Cycling Team (1299).
202 riders from 18 clubs scored in the competition.
Final points table for 2018 is here:-
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.