12 Hour VTTA National Championship - 29 July 2012
The Elmet 12 was chosen by Cycling Time Trials to be the promoters of their Championship this year and the VTTA's Championship had the good fortune to be included within the event.
With Keith Lawton as the Event Secretary, a first class event was assured for Keith, as CTT National Secretary (Competitions and Development) is involved in each of the National Championships.
The audience at the Prize Presentation learned that it was to be the last Elmet 12 Hour: it came as a surprise to many that the Elmet is a club with but three members and the fact that they could promote an event like a 12 was and is astonishing.
The start card contained 69 entrants of whom 55 were veterans. Of that number, 41 were (and still are!) members of the VTTA.
An absolutely brilliant performance by 43 year old Nik Bowdler earned him the Champion's medal and the fastest award. Second was Brian Camfield, at age 64 ensuring that the much vaunted 'Level Playing Field' was evident whilst Carlos Riise (47) took the bronze medal for Scotland.
There was no qualifying team.
Veteran's Standard Results
|1||Nik Bowdler||Team PedalRevolution.co.uk||43||93.30||301.71|
|2||Brian Camfield||Stone Wheelers CC||64||80.88||263.86|
|3||Carlos Riise||Shetland Wheelers||47||63.46||267.05|
|4||Dave Lazenby||Baines Racing Silverstone||48||63.37||264.84|
|5||Mike Shacklock||Yorkshire Road Club||68||61.59||237.94|
|6||Christine Mclean||Shetland Wheelers||51||59.17||240.26|
|7||Mark Sanders||Mid Devon CC||53||52.45||249.43|
|8||Tony Boardman||Team Swift||56||51.88||245.46|
|9||Gareth Bowyer||Rhos-on-Sea CC||43||51.79||260.20|
|10||Graham Barker||Congleton CC||62||40.55||226.47|
|11||Cliff Beldon||Team Swift||65||39.00||220.42|
|12||Peter Yates||Otley CC||79||38.86||190.03|
|13||Allen Bell||Yorkshire Road Club||66||37.93||217.73|
|14||John Hatfield||Ravensthorpe CC||65||37.79||219.21|
|15||Mike Rose||Exeter Whs CC||56||37.21||230.79|
|16||Gill Crane||Clifton C.C. York||46||32.31||218.42|
|17||Paul Brierley||Huddersfield Road Club||45||30.89||236.81|
|18||Neil Ridsdale||Bridlington CC||54||28.35||224.21|
|19||Chris Yates||Otley CC||55||25.67||220.40|
|20||Ian Peacock||Harrogate Nova CC||60||24.37||213.01|
|21||Wayne Fuller||Rotherham Whs||67||22.85||200.96|
|22||Derek Pierce||Bath CC||63||21.01||202.43|
|23||Matthew Rowley||Oxonian CC||44||17.31||224.45|
|24||Claire Jessop||Ilkley CC||42||12.08||202.69|
|25||John Baddeley||Stone Wheelers CC||66||7.48||187.28|