Weekend Time Trial Round-up, June 23-24

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Just seven days after powering to victory in the gruelling National 12-Hour Championship, Alice Lethbridge (DRAG2ZERO) took a hard-fought victory in the Blazing Saddles 50 mile on Sunday.

Lethbridge, 33, clocked 1-46-59 to win the women’s event, while the old men’s course record for the P885 was beaten three times, with Peter Harrison (AS Test Team) the eventual winner with 1-36-29.

Peter Harrison

Conditions were also ideal in North Yorkshire, where Commonwealth Games time trial silver medallist Harry Tanfield (Cleveland Wheelers) broke the course record for the T252/3 in Stockton Wheelers’ 25-mile event near Crathorne.

The 23-year-old set a new mark of 45-36 to take the win by an impressive 3-21 from National 12-hour champion Adam Duggleby (Vive le Velo), while former national 10-mile competition record holder Anna Turvey (Tyneside Vagabonds) placed eighth with 52-41 and was fastest female by more than seven minutes.

In Devon, Conrad Moss powered to a narrow victory in the Alltrax 25 on Sunday morning, while Vicky Jowett was fastest female.

Conrad Moss

Moss (Mid-Devon CC) clocked 49-06 to win by just 11 seconds from espoir Matt Langworthy (St Piran), while Vicky Jowett (Plymouth Corinthian CC) covered the S4/25 course in 59-35 to win the women’s category.

Charmaine Pullen finished as top female whilst Chris Fennell added another victory in the Thanet Road Club 25-mile time trial in Kent on Sunday.

Fennell (The Independent Pedaler) clocked 50-21 for the Q25/10 at St Nicholas, while Dan Martin (University of Bath CC) was second.

In Derbyshire, Emilie Verroken and Matt Sinclair both broke course records in the Matlock CC 25-mile time trial on Sunday.

Emilie Verroken

Sinclair (Lutterworth Cycle Centre RT) clocked 50-56 to win by 12 seconds from Jacob Tipper (Ribble Pro Cycling), while Verroken (Maxx RT) was fastest woman in 1-02-29.

And in Northumberland 22-year-old Tom Hutchinson won the Houghton CC 25 near Ponteland, while Joanne Rea was fastest female.

Tyneside Vagabonds man Hutchinson covered the M254 in 54-16 to win by almost two minutes, while Rea (Blaydon CC) stopped the clock in 1-05-43.

On Saturday the VTTA North Midlands staged a 14.7-mile time trial near Cuckney, and Andrew Whiteley and Alex Deck were the fastest male and female riders respectively.

Carrie Brookes

And on the same day, in Kent it was Debbie Percival and Tom Rowing who took victory in the CC Bexley 10.

Rowing clocked 20-59 to win by 32 seconds, while Percival’s covered the Q10/24 near Grain in a time of 27-02.

Adam Wild (GS Metro) and Carrie Brookes (North Tyneside Riders CC) were fastest as Cestria CC staged a nine-mile time trial in County Durham on Saturday.

Wild took the win by 11 seconds with his time of 19-47, while Brookes won the women’s prize with her time of 24-28.

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