Weekend Round-up, Sept 28-29 2019

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Conrad Moss (NOPINZ) retained his Welsh CA 50 Championship title with a convincing ride near Abergavenny to win by over two-and-a-half minutes while veteran Michelle Lee (PDQ Cycle Coaching) took the women’s title.

44-year-old Moss clocked 1-40-37 to take the win by around two and a half minutes from Chris Gibbard (Bynea CC), while the women’s title went to Michelle Lee (PDQ Cycle Coaching) in 1-54-10.

Colin Ward

In other time trials, Colin Ward (Essex Roads CC) secured a convincing win in the shortened Lee Valley CC time trial held over 25 miles in Essex.

Roadworks shortened the event from the scheduled 30 miles, and Ward clocked 52-43 to win by 36 seconds from Southend Wheelers’ Paul Hart.

In Norfolk Nick Partridge (VC Baracchi) battled windy conditions on his way to taking a clear win in the Kings Lynn CC 10, while Jemma Redhead (Wisbech Wheelers) snatched victory in the women’s event.

Partridge clocked 20-39 to win by almost a minute from Matthew Webster (King’s Lynn CC), while Redhead’s time of 26-07 was just three seconds better than second best female Isabella Johnson (Datalynx).

In Worcestershire Alex Doherty (Goode2tri Team) took a narrow win by four seconds in the VC Sevale 10 while Denise Burrows (The Cycle Studio-Core Telecom-RPC) took the women’s victory.

Hayley Simmonds

Doherty’s time of 20-55 was just four seconds ahead of David Dickerson (Team Echelon) in second, while Burrows clocked 24-24 to finish as fastest woman was more than a minute from Aimee Lane (Wyre Forest CRC).

And in the Scottish VTTA 15-mile event near Stirling, Douglas Watson (GTR-Return to Life) was best rider on actual time as well as on standard. He covered the course in 30-15 and had a plus of 9-44.

Best female on standard was Patricia Baird (Ecosse Performance) with +7-37, while she was also actual fastest woman with 36-46.

In hill-climbing James Hayward (Woolwich CC) won the Wigmore CC event by the narrowest of margins, while junior rider Katie Painter (Medway Tri) won the women’s event.

Hayward clocked 3:10.0 while Tom Rowing (Abellio) was narrowly behind. Painter clocked 4:49.0.

World Time Trial Championship rider Hayley Simmonds (AeroCoach) set a new course record in the Sunderland Clarion climb on Silverhills near Lamesley on Sunday, clocking 7-53 for the two-mile climb. That gave her fourth overall.

Fastest male rider was Colin Atkinson (Muckle CC) in 7-29, six seconds better than runner-up Nick Spencer (Blumilk.com).

Spencer had been victorious in the previous day’s Cestria CC climb of Peth Bank near Lanchester, where he clocked 4-18.5 to win by 3.5 seconds from Atkinson, while quickest woman was Lucy Lee (VC Melyd) in 5-16.7.

Alex O'Brien

Junior rider Freya Richardson produced a great performance to finish as top female while Joe Parker was fastest male in Blazing Saddles hill-climb on Knight’s Hill in Goodwood on Sunday.

And in Scotland Natalie Stevenson (Eat Plants Not Pigs CC) topped the women’s timings as Alex O’Brien (Garstang CC) smashed the old course record, winning the GTR-Return to Life hill-climb in Gourock, Scotland, on Saturday.

Stevenson clocked 5-12.18 to win the women’s prize by 52 seconds, while O’Brien’s time of 3-49.68 was 35 seconds quicker than the promoting club’s Chris Smart.

Richard Cartland (South Downs Bikes) was fastest at the Sussex CA hill-climb on Bostal Road, Steyning, on Saturday, while Alice Gilmore (Brighton Mitre CC) was top female.

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* See the individual event listings for more detailed reports on these and other time trials.