Salt adds some flavour in the time trial series to win Handicap Trophy

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Horsham Cycling’s Tuesday Evening Time Trial series for 2012 came to a finish on the with two of the season-long competitions being decided.

The Handicap Trophy usually provides a chance for the new and improving riders to pick up the honours and sure enough the trophy for 2012 went to Stuart Salt. He was followed closely by Tim Peters, both new to the art of time trialling for this year and they showed continual improvement to beat the handicapper in the season deciders.

Third place went to the experienced rider Keith Carter, who also picked up the Scratch Trophy, awarded for the lowest aggregate time over the season for the fast 10 mile and hilly 14 mile time trial courses.

Second place went to Simon Mitchell, another new time triallist, while third was Keith Shuttlewood, who also beat many PBs throughout the season.

Keith Shuttlewood was also the first Horsham Cycling member to ride a 100-mile time trial. On Sunday August 5 Keith battled through thunder, lightening, rain and finally sunshine to record a time of 4 hours 23 minutes 23 seconds for 23rd place from 63 starters.

11 found the conditions too bad or had mechanical issues and did not finish. Rob Pelham of Lewes Wanderers was the winner and the only rider to finish under the 4 hour mark.

Finally to last weekend and Keith Carter and Simon Mitchell both rode the 25-mile time trial, hosted by Eastbourne Rovers on course G25/89.

The weather was much improved and both managed to record excellent times below the hour, Keith gained 16th place with 58:31 while Simon was 24th with a time of 59:17.

Details of all Horsham Cycling club events can be found at www.horshamcycling.co.uk under the Racing section.