Weekend Preview, Apr 27-28

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Team Dimension Data pro rider Scott Davies is the last rider off in the Welsh CA hilly 21-mile time trial near Crickhowell on Sunday, as the Celtic Series kicks off.

The opening event of the popular series sees a small but quality field tackle the RS/22 course on minor roads to the east of Brecon, heading up to Talgarth and then back down through Llangorse and Bwlch.

Stephanie Post

Other names to watch out for include Ioan Smallwood (Cardiff Ajax CC) and Michiel Vaal (CES Sport) as well as Bynea CC’s Chris Gibbard, while Stephanie Post (Team Bottrill) looks the strongest of the women.

Elsewhere Fibrax Wrexham Road Club also hold a hilly time trial on Sunday, using the 32-mile D32/1 course to the north of Llangollen.

Phil Williams is last man off, the Liverpool Phoenix CC rider looking to show the form that helped him win round two of the Sigma Sports Classic Series earlier this month.

Also taking part are George Evans (Team Bottrill), Dan Evans (ASSOS Equipe UK), while the women’s category looks to be a two-rider race between Jessica Evans (ASSOS Equipe UK) and Kate Giddings (Liverpool Century RC).

Steve Guymer

Cleveland Wheelers have both categories for road bikes and time trial machines for their hilly 25-mile event in North Yorkshire on Sunday, which heads down over Ledging Hill towards the outskirts of Kirkbymoorside before returning.

Former 10-mile competition record holder Anna Turvey (Drag2zero) is down to ride the time trial event, while of the men Steve Guymer (Squadra RT) is last off. Chris Smart (GTR-Return to Life) is also likely to challenge for the win.

Smart’s team-mate at GTR-Return to Life, Douglas Watson is one of almost 150 riders to tackle the Glasgow Nightingale CC 10-mile time trial, which doubles up as the CTT Scottish District Championship.

Others who are targeting the podium in the event near Bishopton on the A8  include Liam Beaty (Hawick CC) and Kyle Gordon (RT23).

Amy Pritchard

The B25/50 course from Harleston to Bungay and back is being used for Sunday’s Wolsey RC 25, with riders including Lloyd Chapman (Plomesgate CC) and Matt Senter (Peterborough CC) down to ride.

In the women’s event, Amy Pritchard (Team Bottrill) is last rider off, while there are ten female riders entered from Giant Camden Team Liv.

In Surrey there is a good field for the Veterans’ TTA 10 near Okewood Hill on Sunday.

James Rix (Team Bottrill) is last man off, while in-form Chris McNamara (Nuun-Sigma Sports), Keith Lea (Paceline RT) and Darren Haywood (Vive le Velo) are among the other entrants.

And of the women, a3crg team-mates Angela Carpenter and Sarah Matthews look set to tussle for the top prize.

There is also a VTTA event in Kent, wi

Adam Duggleby

th riders tackling the 30-mile Q30/2 course near Ham Street. Chris Fennell (The Independent Pedaler) and Andrew Meilak (VeloRefined.com) are along those likely to feature on the podium.

And in Cumbria, Croston Velo’s 10-mile event has attracted a host of strong riders including Adam Duggleby (Vive le Velo), Tom Rigby (Croston Velo), Richard Bideau (Pendle Forest CC), Andy Jackson (AeroCoach) and others.

Full startsheets from these and other events are available on the CTT website. Remember to keep checking back to the CTT website over the weekend for reports and results.

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