2018 Millennium competition is two rounds from completion and all categories are still to be decided. Previous multiple winner, Luke Clarke, TMG Horizon Cycling Team, seems to have a convincing overall lead but can still be challenged by Toby Hunt, Verulam CC, who has three rounds to count versus four by Luke. Can anyone displace veteran, Tim Davies, Icknield RC, from a top three finish? Senior riders are surrounded on all sides by veteran men and women; throw in the junior contenders and we might have to start a competition for seniors only if they can’t do better.
Tim is nailed on top vet again; his closest recent rival Phil Murrell, Finsbury Park CC, has left it too late to mount a challenge this year. But what about Helen Renynolds, Hemel Hempstead CC, Linda Dewhurst, Team Milton Keynes and Helen Boatman, Team Milton Keynes? Three women vets chasing top honours and having the clear beating so far of more than 100 men. Nick Coe, Verulam Really Moving, and Fraser Hillcoat, Welwyn Wheelers, might yet spoil the party and keep those impressive women out of the top three vets table.
Yes, the womens awards will be fought out between those three above and will go to the wire.
Nicholas Candy, North Road CC, continues to dominate his young rivals who will probably be glad when he moves up the age groups next year.
The team competition is close; Team Milton Keynes lead on 1139, followed by Welwyn Wheelers CC, 1088. Bossard Wheelers slip down to be replaced by TMG Horizon Cycling Team, 972 points, so all to play for there.
Round 7 is the Hitchin Nomads on Sat 19th May, F14/25.
Current 2018 table after round 6, North Road CC, is here:-2018 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.