Best Improved – TT

The current course we use for our club improvers competitions is the ‘True’ U375 variation run by the Frome & District Wheelers details of which can be found below.

  • Location: Marston lay-by near Frome
  • Dates: Every Wednesday night, starting late-April
  • Start Time: 19.00.
  • Entry Fee: £3.00.
  • Course: U375

We also run a TT ‘combined cup’ completion using two different open events from the WTTA Hardriders Series. The different events are chosen at the start of the season and to make things interesting we have prizes for first, second and third overall plus ladies, juveniles and juniors and a ‘Non- Aero” prise to encourage members who don’t have a time trial bike. Details for the 2017 event will follow shortly…

SVCC Points Competition

 

name points rides plus scored
1 Peter Barrett 5 4 00:00:22 2
2 Martin Wiltshire 5 4 00:00:49 3
3 John Gregory 3 4
3 Dave Hurley 3 4 -00:00:16 1
Gordon Taylor 0 2
Steve Wiltshire 0 2
Andy Diffy 0 1
Timey Reed 0 1
Sam Taylor 0 1
2016
Pos Name Points Rides
2016 Winner! Tim Reed 21 10
2 Dave Hurley 16 10
3 Gordon Taylor 9 6
4 Peter Barrett 8 7
5 Nick Creed 6 4
6 Robert Francis 4 4
 7 Bob Latchem 0 2
 8 Andrew Diffy 0 2
 9 Andy Rowe 0 1

Annual Time Trial Improvers’ Competition

If you have ever wondered how the trophy is awarded? Then here is the way the competition is run…

The competition is over all the Club evening ten mile time trials. The 21 mile time trials are covered by a separate competition. Both competitions are open to Somer Valley Cycling Club members only. Any Club 10 mile time trials that are held as ‘2 up’ events do not count.

The points system was originally devised by Fred Davies as a way for riders of all abilities to compete for a trophy.

To start scoring points riders must complete two time trials to obtain an average time. On the third time trial the time given will be compared with the average of the last two times. Each week the rider with the largest gain or smallest loss will be awarded a maximum 10 points. The rider with the next largest gain or next smallest loss will be awarded 9 points. This continues down to the tenth rider getting 1 point. If there are more than 10 qualifying riders all the others get no points.

If there are less than 10 qualifying riders in any week then the maximum points are reduced to the number of qualifying riders. For example if only 7 Somer Valley riders who have already taken part in 2 time trials turn up, then the rider who improves most against his or her average only gets 7 points.

This reduced scoring keeps the competition close and means that a few riders turning up on the first few weeks do not accumulate so many points that other riders have no hope of catching up later.

The time a rider is compared with is the average times of the last two rides.

All very simple really.

The more times you ride the more chances you have to pick up points. A trophy will be awarded at the Christmas dinner and presentation evening in November or December.

The times and points will be updated to the website on a regular basis….

by Iain Messider

2015
Pos Name Points Rides
2015 Winner! Tim Reed 46 10
2 John Gregory 44 15
3 Nick Creed 39 13
4 Peter Barrett 28 12
5 Dave Hurley 27 8
6 Gordon Taylor 24 9
7 Stuart Davies 23 9
8 Arnold Foster 15 9
9 Justin Headlong 14 5
10 Brendon Mulvaney 13 5
10= Victoria Ratcliffe 12 4
12 Nic Meadows 9 5
13 Richard Jackson 8 4
2014
Pos Name Points Rides
2014 Winner! Peter Barrett 39 12
2 John Gregory 31 11
3= Gordon Taylor 30 12
3= Nick Creed 30 12
5 Dave Meadows 27 10
6 Victoria Ratcliffe 23 7
7 Brendon Mulvaney 21 7
8 James Weeks 16 4
9 Tim Reed 13 5
10 Paul Lambers 13 5
11 Keith Evans 7 3
11 Nick Meadows 6 4
13 Chris Newman 4 3
14 Matt Creed 2 3
15 Richard Jackson 2 3
2013
Pos Name Points Rides
1 Chris Rhymer 57 11
2 Brendon Mulvaney 49 12
3 Bob Latchem 47 12
4 John Gregory 43 13
5 Drew Buck 38 8
6 Nick Creed 33 9
7 Jon York 32 10
8= Dave Meadows 31 8
8= Nick Meadows 31 8
10 Peter Barrett 27 11
11 Gordon Taylor 26 8
12 Matt Creed 24 6
13 Tim Jay 18 7
2012
Pos Name Points
1 Bob Latchem 66
2 Gordon Taylor 48
3 John Gregory 47
4 Keith Evans 39
5 Peter Barrett 39
6 Tony Penton 31
= Nick Creed 31
8 Nic Meadows 30
= Brendon Mulvaney 30
10 Iain Messider 25
= Tim Jay 25
12 Rob Edgell 15
13 Dave Meadows 14
14 Chris Hazell 10
15 Ian Dowler 8
2011
Pos Name Points
1 Keith Evans 70
2 Nick Meadows 53
3 Tony Penton 50
4 Mat Creed 46
5 Brendon Mulvaney 45
6 Nick Creed 43
7 Iain Messider 39
8 John Gregory 36
9 Rob Edgell 25
=10 Chris Rhymer 24
=10 Gordon Taylor 24
12 Clive Bowyer 21
13 Peter Barrett 17
14 Luke Harvey 13
15 Rich Butterfield 12
16 Oliver Noakes 10
17 Tim Jay 9
18 Dave Meadows 6
2010
Pos Name Points
1 Beth Kulling 93
2 Iain Messider 79
3 Mat Creed 77
4 Tony Penton 75
5 Nic Creed 62
6 Nic Meadows 59
7 John Gregory 58
8 Mark Bowers 53
9 Gordon Taylor 41
10 Luke Harvey 33
11 Tom Greene 32
12 Rob Edgell 29
13 Dave Meadows 28
14 Ruben Walsh 27
15 Drew Buck 25
16 Tim Jay 23
17 Chris Rhymer 14
18 Rich Butterfield 9
19 Darren Rhymer 8
20 Tom Jenkins 6
21 Bob Latchem 3
2009
Pos Name Points
1 Darren Rhymer 59
=2 Tony Penton 52
=2 Nick Creed 52
=4 Ray Walker 42
=4 Chris Rhymer 42
6 Iain Messider 39
=7 John Gregory 35
=7 Tom Green 35
9 Mark Bowers 31
=10 Dave Meadows 27
=10 Rob Edgell 27
12 Clive Bowyer 12
2008
Pos Name Points
1 Chris Rhymer 69
2 Iain Messider 49
3 John Gregory 42
=4 Paul Protheroe 41
=4 Chas Thursfield 41
6 Tony Penton 34
7 Rob Edgell 31
8 Dave Meadows 27
9 Dave Konig 22
10 Jerry Rayner 19
11 Brian Rayner 17
12 Simon Burgess 5
2007
Pos Name Points
1 Iain Messider 76
2 Chris Rhymer 62
3 Jeremy Cornish 55
4 Rob Edgell 53
5 John Gregory 50
6 Simon Burgess 39
7 Tony Penton 37
8 Jerry Rayner 34
9 Chas Thursfield 33
= 10 Drew Buck 30
= 10 Luke Harvey 30
12 Alison Dark 24
13 Brian Rayner 23
14 Rob Tipples 20
=15 Simon Dark 18
=15 Dave Meadows 18
17 Reuben Walsh 15
18 Paul Protheroe 13
19 Andy Moore 3
2006
Pos Name Points
1 Simon Burgess 64
2 Chas Thursfield 58
3 John Gregory 52
4 Iain Messider 49
5 Tony Penton 42
6 Dave Gotsell 37
7 Jeremy Cornish 36
8 Robin Skardon 30
9 Chris Rhymer 22
10 Robin Radford 20
11 Ed Griffin 15
12 Dave Meadows 14
13 Rob Edgell 8
14 Steve Tucker 5
15 Clive Bowyer 2
16 Jon Griffin 1
2005
Pos Rider Points
1 Chris Rhymer 65
=2 Chas Thursfield 48
=2 Iain Messider 48
4 Tony Penton 47
5 Dave Meadows 43
6 John Gregory 39
7 Dave Gotsell 38
8 Robin Skardon 29
=9 Deana Jamieson 26
=9 Chris Dowding 26
11 Clive Bowyer 23
12 Ray Bradley 20
13 Mike Harris 16
=14 Nigel Winter 8
=14 Neil Prescott 8
16 Edward Griffin 4
2004
Pos Rider Points
1 Chris Rhymer 58
2 Clive Bowyer 50
3 Ray Bradley 48
4 Iain Messider 43
5 Jonathan Griffin 42
6 Dave Gotsell 34
7 Jeremy Rayner 31
8 Brian Rayner 27
=9 Edward Griffin 26
=9 Robin Skardon 26
11 Dave Meadows 24
12 Pete Head 22
13 Andy James 21
=14 Simon Dark 15
=14 Dave Whittington 15
16 Keith Penny 12
17 Sandra Bradley 10
18 Karl Brooks 9
19 Rob Edgell 6
20 Dan Stevens 5
21 Calum Bradley 3
2003
Pos Rider Points
1 Rob Edgell 59
=2 Karl Brooks 50
=2 Sandra Bradley 50
4 Iain Messider 42
=5 Dave Meadows 41
=5 Chris Rhymer 41
=7 Edward Griffin 30
=7 Clive Bowyer 30
9 Simon Dark 28
10 Alison Jackson 27
11 Neal Clements 25
12 Dave Gotsell 22
13 Leigh Butler 20
14 Robin Skardon 19
=15 Calum Bradley 18
=15 Mike Butler 18
17 Ray Bradley 17
18 Pete Head 16
19 Drew Buck 14
20 Jonathan Griffin 13
21 Brian Rayner 12
22 Dave Whittington 10
2002
Pos Rider Points
1 Chris Rhymer 39
2 Iain Messider 36
3 Dave Whittington 33
4 Andy Hollis 29
5 Dave Gotsell 27
6 Brian Rayner 26
=7 Neal Clements 25
=7 Robin Skardon 25
=7 Calum Bradley 25
10 Pete Head 24
11 Dave Meadows 22
12 Richard Smith 20
13 Sandra Bradley 16
14 Clive Bowyer 15
15 Frank Gould 10
16 Jim Avens 9
17 Andy Smith 7
18 Simon Burkitt 4
19 Mark Perry 1
2001
Pos Rider Points
1 Iain Messider 54
2 Dave Gotsell 53
3 Robin Skardon 48
4 Andy Moore 38
5 Dave Meadows 37
6 Frank Gould 36
7 Brian Rayner 35
8 Bruce Yoell 33
=9 Pete Head 29
=9 Ray Bradley 29
11 Tony Knight 27
12 Neal Clements 17
13 Andy Hollis 16
14 Chris Rhymer 13
=15 Richard Marsh 10
=15 Andy Smith 10
17 Richard Smith 9
=18 Dave Whittington 3
=18 John Gregory 3
20 Sandra Bradley 1
2000
Pos Rider Points
=1 Dave Gotsell 58
=1 Tony Knight 58
3 Iain Messider 57
4 Dave Meadows 55
5 Neal Clements 48
6 Bruce Yoell 34
=7 Robin Skardon 33
=7 Frank Gould 33
9 Richard Marsh 31
10 Stuart Tannahill 25
=11 Nick Creed 24
=11 Richard Smith 24
=13 Andy Moore 22
=13 Andy Smith 22
15 Pete Head 14
16 Colin Osborne 13
17 Andy Montacute 6
18 Nigel Winter 1
1999
Pos Rider Points
1 Tony Knight 91
2 Iain Messider 75
3 Stuart Tannahill 63
4 Dave Gotsell 59
5 Richard Smith 53
6 Colin Osborne 49
7 Andy Moore 45
8 Jim Avens 43
9 Neal Clements 42
10 Phil de Villanueva 35
11 Frank Gould 34
=12 Dave Whittington 32
=12 Andy Montacute 32
=14 Dave Meadows 29
=14 Brian Morris 29
16 Nigel Winter 25
17 Mark Perry 24
18 Peter Brooks 22
19 Dave Harris 14
20 Byron Buck 13
21 Nick McCarthy 10
22 Drew Buck 2

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