Weekend Preview, Aug 31-Sept 1

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Cambridgeshire hosts the National 10-Mile Championships on Saturday, with the fastest riders from across the country converging on the E2/10 course near Six Mile Bottom.

Little more than 30 seconds separates the personal best times of the top ten male riders on the startsheet, but all eyes will be on the top two tussle between National 25 champion Chris Fennell (The Independent Pedaler) and Adam Duggleby (Vive le Velo) who is the last man off.

Anna Turvey

The women’s championship also has a mouth-watering field, with riders from Drag2Zero and The Independent Pedaler are expected to dominate both the solo and team categories.

Last lady off is defending champion Anna Turvey, and she is joined by Drag2zero team-mates Alice Lethbridge, Vicky Gill and Kimberley Morrison.

Meanwhile, National 25 winner and runner-up Emily Meakin and Emma Lewis are joined at the National 10 by Joscelin Lowden, and have high hopes of winning the team title as well as hitting the solo podium.

Other men to watch out for include William Perrett (AeroLab Ward Wheelz) and James Rix (Team Bottrill), as well as espoir Joshua Sandman (CES Sport), while four-time National 10 champion Hayley Simmonds (AeroCoach) will be targeting a fifth title.

Elsewhere, Sunday sees the Welsh 12-Hour Championship take place near Raglan in Monmouthshire, with Anthony Jones (Towy Riders CC) the last man off. Others to watch include Neil Lauder (Arctic Aircon RT), while Crystal Spearman (Born to Bike) heads up the women’s category.

Calum Brown

Hill-climb season is upon us, and Buxton CC are holding a 4.4-mile climb of Long Hill near Whaley Bridge on Sunday.

Former national champion Dan Evans (ASSOS Equipe UK) is last man off, while others tacking the hill are his wife Jess Evans (ASSOS Equipe UK) and Paralympic ace and all-rounder Sarah Storey (Storey Racing).

In Derbyshire, the Bolsover and District CC are holding a climb on Villas Road in the town, which has attracted some proficient climbers. B38-Cycles in Motion riders Andy Nichols, Calum Brown and Rick Bailey are down to ride.

And B38 riders will also tackle that afternoon’s Sitwell CC climb on Ulley Lane, a 621-metre course near the South Yorkshire village.

Brown, Nichols and Bailey will be in the mix there too, along with the experienced Emilie Verroken (Maxx RT) in the women’s category.

Emilie Verroken

Lancaster CC stage two events on Sunday – the climb of Conder Bottoms at 10am followed by the Jubilee Tower climb at noon.

Elsewhere, Tyneside Vagabonds are holding a 100-mile event in Northumberland, Chester Road Club host a 50-mile time trial in Shropshire, and in Scotland the SVTTA are staging their National 30-Mile Championships near Stirling.

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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