Congratulations to all riders who completed the course. The commitment out on the road has been immense and that has been reflected by 43 cyclists male and female going under the gold standard by their age category. There are two levels of recognition for the Highclere Castle Cyclsosportive 115mile event:
1) Fastest rider on the day
2) Best performance by the rider under the gold standard for their age
The full results are here
Top Male performances 2006
Fastest male rider out on the course on Sunday 20th August was Terry Leaves, Islington CC, with an outstanding time of 6h 00m 08s
The best gain time performance under the gold standard went to Glyn Burton, GS Surosa, who performed out of his socks to go 54m 33s under the gold standard for his age category – another quite remarkable performance.
Top Female Performances 2006
The Fastest female out on the course by a small margin was Tor McIntosh is
another excellent time of 7h 20m 02s
The best gain time under the gold standard was Lucinda Seymour, Reading CC, who managed to deliver a significant 14m 26s under her gold standard – another strong performance by any account.
50mile Watership Down Challenge 2006
The 50 mile competition was open to both male and female riders to find the
best gain under the gold standard regardless of gender. Big Congratulations to Sinead Nelson, who achieved a stunning 42m 08s under the gold standard and that was nearly double the next rider achievement – that’s class!
115mile Gold Star Wheelers Team Challenge 2006
The Team challenge is new and unique to the Highclere Castle Sportive. It takes the individual performance to the next level – working as a team to achieve success. Each team must have all 4 riders complete the course, then the individual time by age category is measured against gold standard for the rider. Any gain for each rider is then added up to give the best cumulative time for the team.
The Gold Star Wheelers 2006 top performers are a cunning team called Cyclo Psychos who achieved a cumulative gain of 1hr: 12mins: 41secs. Although Trigon achieved a greater gain they didn’t qualify as two team members did not finish the course.
Ken and Barbara Robson
and the Highclere Castle Organising Team