Jeffers climbs table with Hilly TT victory

East Tyrone's Ivor Wilkinson during the hilly TT.
East Tyrone's Ivor Wilkinson during the hilly TT.

Last Thursday, East Tyrone CC held Round 7 of the Coopers TT League - this event was a 10 mile Hilly time trial.

This involved a start point at the Lissan Road 30 mph zone and headed towards Lough Fea, turning right at the top of the water works - fives miles out and five miles back

The route out was a tough 600 feet climb to the top with a head wind. Naturally the route back to Cookstown was fast, mostly down hill with a tail wind.

On the night 17 riders took part to test themselves and target points for the TT league.

Once again Gary Jeffers took top spot. He somehow effortlessly seems to be able to clock up these fantastic times and on this occasion he managed 26:42 on this circuit.

However once again 15 year old Jake Grey showed just why so many are tipping him for greatness as he was only 23 seconds shy of Gary’s time to take second place .

Third on the night was Richard Archer who has continued with a solid TT performance all season.

We would like to thank all the timekeepers and sign on team for their support; Leslie for looking after the road signs, and the Donaghys for the use of their lane.

After 7 round the Coopers table looks like attached.

1. Gary Jeffers (ETCC)

2. Jake Grey (ETCC)

3. Richard Archer (ETCC)

4. Ivor Wilkinson (ETCC)

5. Andrew Reid (ETCC)

6. Barry Hayes (IWCC)

7. Melvyn Steele (ETCC)

8. Lee Somerville (ETCC)

9. Philip Hunter (ETCC)

10. Nathan Weir (IWCC)

11. Jason Glasgow (ETCC)

12. Gareth Badger (ETCC)

13. Colin Ramsey (ETCC)

14. Mark Nelson (ETCC)

15. Gary McGucken (ETCC)

16. Lorraine Jeffers (ETCC)

17.Leslie Mitchell (ETCC)

This coming week is a rest week with Road racing commencing on 18th July at the cement works circuit.

East Tyrone CC would also like to take this opportunity to wish club member Jake Grey every success as he flys out this coming week to the Youth Olympics to compete against the best young cyclists in the world.