Having been rescheduled from late April due to treacherous weather conditions the Weir Cup was successfully promoted last night, 23/08, on the Rathfriland Rd.
The event was promoted as a handicapped 10 mile TT event as is tradition and coming out top after the calculation was Richard Nicholl. One of our most consistent TT riders, Richard is clearly a man for late season form having won the John Maxwell Cup last year in mid-August also.
Fastest rider on the night was Philip Castles with a time of 21:48, followed closely by Paul Wilkinson with 22:11. Last night’s performance seen Paul move equal on points with club league leader Nigel McCullough, however with the top 10 scores of the season counting and Nigel having scored in 11 rounds he will drop his lowest scoring round which moves the leadership of the league to Paul.
Things remain very tight at the top of the league table. While Paul Wilkinson has the highest counting points, he has now scored in 9 rounds with 2 more opportunities to increase on that before the final round on 3rd September, which also happens to be hosted at the same event held in memory of his late uncle Thomas White.
Both Aaron Parks and Dan Purdy remain within touching distance of the league lead, and with both having ‘only’ scored in 8 rounds have a real shot at adding big points to their overall tally.
2023 looks to be another vintage year for the cub league with 3 real contenders for victory going in to the final 2 rounds. The next round of the league is next Wednesday evening, 29/08, with a Hill Climb TT on the Ballynafoy Rd. You can enter here.
Banbridge CC Club League Table, 24/08/2023