Irish TT champion Kelly Murphy wins British title and national series

Posted on: June 12th, 2019

Kelly Murphy is the Irish TT champion and has won the RTTC National Circuit Championships in Britain (File photo by Sean Rowe)

Irish TT champion Kelly Murphy has demonstrated some very strong form ahead of trying to defend her national title later this month.

At the weekend Murphy won the RTTC National Circuit Championships in Britain. In the process she also sealed overall victory in the six-round Sigma Sports Classic Series.

The circuit championships – a TT on a circuit rather than an out and back course – is open to riders of all nationalities.

It is the national TT body’s championship rather than a British Cycling title race. The British TT championships are a completely different event.

Murphy, an Irish road and track international, was fastest over the 19.5 miles course to win the title.

She clocked a time of 46:26 on the course in Wiltshire, England, in an average speed of 25.197 Mph.

The Storey Racing rider was 1:30 faster than runner-up Megan Dickerson (Bristol South CC), with Helen McKay (Les Filles Racing Team) 3rd another 1:13 back.

In the Sigma Series, Kelly Murphy ran out the winner with 236 points.

Fiona Burnie (GS Metro) was 2nd on 228 points, with Karen Taylor (Team Sportslab), who scored 209 points, in 3rd place.

Murphy now turns her attentions to the nationals in Derry and is also aiming for selection onto the Irish team for the Europeans and Worlds.

RTTC National Circuit Championship

Round 6 Sigma Sports Series

Wiltshire, England

  1. Kelly Murphy Storey Racing 46:26
  2. Megan Dickerson Bristol South CC 47:56
  3. Helen Mckay Les Filles RT 49:09
  4. Faye Faber NOPINZ 49:27
  5. Pfeiffer Georgi Team Sunweb 49:27
  6. Fiona Burnie GS Metro 49:33
  7. Sophie Lankford Jadan- Weldtite  49:46
  8. Christina Murray Army Cycling 50:52
  9. Rebecca Cornwell Taw Velo 52:19
  10. Clementina Davies Yeovil CC 52:28
  11. Emma Angove 73 Degrees  54:30
  12. Karen Taylor Team Sportslab 57:01
  13. Jennifer Smart Velovelocity 57:35
  14. Louise Georgi Giant CC 58:48
  15. Alison Vessey Didcot Phoenix 1:04:41

Sigma Series Final Standings

  1. Kelly Murphy Storey Racing 236
  2. Fiona Burnie GS Metro 228
  3. Karen Taylor Team Sportslab 209
  4. Emma Angove 73 Degrees Bicycles 208
  5. Jennifer Smart Team Velovelocity 207
  6. Alison Vessey Didcot Phoenix CC 198
  7. Rebecca Johnson Brother.UK Fusion RT 167
  8. Joscelin Lowden Independent Pedaler 120
  9. Emily Meakin Independent Pedaler 117
  10. Amy Gornall Racing Chance Foundation 108
  11. Sarah Lewthwaite Team Sportslab 104
  12. Yasmin Marks Beeston Cycling Club 102
  13. Karen Brooks Team Sportslab 99
  14. Holly Carter Manchester Wheelers 94
  15. Caroline Heighton Stockton Wheelers CC 85