Weekend Review, Sept 9-10

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Strong winds and torrential rain ruled out any records, but there were still some impressive times posted in the Port Talbot Wheelers 25-mile time trial on the R25/3h course in South Wales on Sunday.

Double Olympic gold medallist and multiple World Rowing Champion Hamish Bond continued his transition into a formidable cyclist with victory at Rhigos, the 31-year-old New Zealander clocking 45-51 to take the win by nearly two minutes.

Andy Jackson.

And Kate Allan (Drag2Zero) covered the course in 53-06 to take the win by 23 seconds from team-mate Alice Lethbridge.

Conditions were also challenging for the Yorkshire Road Club 50 on Sunday, which took place on the V251 at Dishforth in a change from the planned course.

Andy Jackson (SSLL Racing Team) and Anna Weaver (Manchester Tri Club) were fastest man and woman respectively. Jackson clocked 1-46-58 to win by 37 seconds from Adam Duggleby (Vive le Velo), while Weaver’s time of 2-06-48 was more than seven minutes quicker than her nearest rival, Team Swift’s Kirsty Bramley.

In Scotland, Jason Roberts and Robert Friel (Pro Vision Cycle Clothing) took the win in the Dooley’s RT two-up 17-mile time trial near Westferry. The pair clocked 33-25 for the WW17/02 course along the A8, giving them the win by just ten seconds.

Thanet-based Chris Fennell continued his dominance of the local time trial scene, winning the Kent CA 25 in a course record time of 49-50, beating his old record and making it victory number 19 for the season.

Susan Shook.

Adalta CC rider Charmaine Pullen clocked 1-07-32 to take the women’s prize.

Team Wiggins road ace Scott Davies, the four-time British Under-23 Time Trial Champion from Carmarthen, powered to victory in the Cardiff 100 Miles RCC 10 near Abergavenny.

The 22-year-old stopped the clock in 18-34, giving him the win on the day by an impressive 2-25. Veteran Susan Shook (Bush Healthcare) was fastest female.

In hill-climbing, former national champion Dan Evans and his wife Jessica Evans (both ASSOS Equipe UK) were victorious at the East Lancs Road Club two-stage on Sunday.

Joe Norledge.

Dan beat reigning national hill-climb champion Adam Kenway (Raleigh GAC) in both stages to win the overall, while Jessica was similarly fastest on both stages, giving her the overall win from Tamsin Vicary (Racing Chance Foundation).

In Cumbria, Andy Cunningham (All Terrain Cycles) won the Border City Wheelers hill-climb on Hartside Fell, covering the five-mile climb in 16-28 to win by 44 seconds from Patrick Clarke (B38-Underpin Racing), while fastest woman was Susan Patterson (Honister 82).

And in the Somerset Road Club climb on the UHC23 Quantock Hills at Crowcombe, Joe Norledge (Bristol South CC) was two seconds ahead of runner-up Andrew Kirby (Univ of Bristol), clocking 4-37 for the one-mile climb which features a 7.6 per cent gradient.

Meanwhile Joanne Jago (Performance Cycles) was fastest woman in 5-32.


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