I normally don’t cover club’s TT’s but always make an exception for my home club Ards CC’s first event of the season, this year’s a bit later due to former restrictions. A cold night which turned into a very wet one…Tailwind up and headwind (and a very wet one) in the way back for the later starters. Peter Mc Lean from the home club Ards CC won it just like he did last year…his time for the 10 miles was a very decent 21min 43 seconds, second was Luke Joyce (The Bikehouse Bangor) in 22min 56 sec and 3rd was Daniel Daly (Phoenix CC) in 23min 12 seconds. The first woman was Karen Hull (Phoenix CC) with a time of 26min 49sec beating Ard’s CC girl Chloe Deyermond’s time of 27min 33sec. A remarkable time was achieved from U 14 youth rider Karl Rocket (Ards CC) who managed a 27min 09sec with his restricted youth gearing and one to watch for the future. Also a big thank you to all the timekeepers and marshals to give up their night to get the show on the road

Full results courtesy of Ards CC’s timekeepers

1 Peter McLean Ards CC 21:43
2 Luke Joyce Bike House 22:56
3 Daniel Daly Phoenix 23:12
4 Barry Mitchell Ards CC 23:15
5 Kieran McKenna U/A 23:17
6 Nathan McKeown D Morrissey 23:22
7 Phil Doyle Ards CC 24:17
8 Andrew McCullough Ards CC 24:18
9 Marc Allen Ards CC 24:29
10 Ben Healey Ards CC 24:41
11 Enda Marron Northern 25:28
12 Michael Rowan Northern 25:34
13 Dean Bradley Ards CC 25:43
14 Andrew Jess Ards CC 25:45
15 James Lemon Ards CC 25:54
16 Glenn Curry Ards CC 26:00
17 Anthony Day Ards CC 26:15
18 William Orr Ards CC 26:17
19 Scott Maitland Killinchy 26:18
20 Karen Hull Phoenix 26:49 (First women)
21 Steve Core Ards CC 27:02
22 Karl Rockett Ards CC 27:09 (Under 14 youth)
23 Alan Rodgers Ards CC 27:23
24 James Cairnduff Ards CC 27:31
25 Chloe Deyermond Ards CC 27:33
26 Colin Wilson Ards CC 27:52
27 Alastair Martin Ards CC 33:57 (Pennyfarthing)

Peter Mc Lean (Ards CC) fastest yesterday
Karl Rocket mixing with the bigger lads and certainly can be proud of his time as under 14…Karl is preparing for a 100-mile charity fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support sometime in May and here his fundraiser page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/terry-rockett