After many years of the VTTA 12 Hour Championship being run in conjunction with the CTT championship it was run independently on 9th June, incorporated into the recently revived Yorkshire 12, now in its second year. In doing so it attracted some serious veteran competitors from far afield.

The predominantly flat but only lightly trafficked roads of East Yorkshire provided a fitting venue for some epic rides. The day started very cold and although it warmed slightly there remained a persistent westerly breeze and the threat of localised showers. A typical summer's day in Yorkshire!

The medal winners, listed below, were all still present for the presentation and photo call thanks to some quick processing of results:

Open (formerly men)
1              Malcolm Cox (VS St Raphael/Wessex Group)      290.12 miles actual, 313.59 miles AAD
2              Peter Tomlin (North Hampshire RC/Wessex Group)        253.01 miles actual, 299.12 miles AAD
3              Greg Elwell (VTTA Yorkshire/Yorkshire Group)   270.68 miles actual, 281.86 miles AAD

Female (formerly women)
1              Kath Smith (Sleaford Whs/East Midlands Group)               217.77 miles actual*, 292.65 miles AAD
2              Joanna Cebrat (360cycling/Manchester & NW Group)     250.48 miles actual, 279.78 miles AAD

3              Gretchen Zoeller (Born to Bile/Yorkshire Group)               217.75 miles actual, 247.05 miles AAD

1              Hannah Fawcett (Liverpool Braveheart BC) and Brigid Night (Frodsham Whs)(both Merseyside Group)  252.82 miles actual*, 291.70 miles AAD

Group Team
Wessex - Malcolm Cox, Peter Tomlin, Christian Geldard                 889.84 miles AAD total

Club Team
No teams of 3 entered

*             The tandem ride by Hannah and Brigid will be a CTT competition record by 3 miles; it will also be a VTTA age 103 national record. The ride by Kath will be a VTTA age 70 national record. All subject to ratification.

Congratulations to all medal winners and record breakers and well done to everyone who finished. Thanks to organiser Steve Burrows and wife Sandra, and indeed all the many Yorkshire cyclists who supported them in this Vive le Velo/Yorkshire DC promotion. A full report will appear in the September Veteran.