Weekend Round-up, Feb 29-Mar 1 2020

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Megan Dickerson (Skoda DSI Cycling Academy) continued her superb start to the season with another two victories last weekend, while Nick Livermore (Bristol South CC) achieved the same feat.

Dickerson, 23 and from Bristol, was fastest female in the Dursley RC 10 on Saturday as well as the Chippenham and District Wheelers 22 on Sunday, adding to the win she secured in the Salt and Sham CC 10 the previous weekend.

Nick Livermore

29-year-old Livermore also secured two wins in the same two events, being fastest male rider.

Livermore clocked 51-48 to win the Chippenham event, while Dickerson’s time was 57-28. And in the Dursley TT the day before he covered the 10 miles in 21-10, while Dickerson was fourth overall with 22-33.

Elsewhere, while the weather was markedly improved from the previous stormy weekends it still presented some challenges as the early-season hardriders events certainly lived up to their name.

David Fellows (Solihull CC) and Lydia Watts (Liv AWOL) fought against a relentless crosswind and a tough climb on their way to victories in the Banbury Star CC hardriders 23.5-mile event near Wroxton in Oxfordshire.

Fellows clocked 52-00 to win by 58 seconds from Race Rapid rider David Mead, while Watts clocked 1-01-52 to take the women’s prize by almost two and a half minutes from Naomi de Pennington (Banbury Star CC).

Michelle Fairclough

Crawley Wheelers rider Mark Smith was victorious again in the Sussex CA hilly with a time of 54-47, which was held on a slightly shortened 23-mile course because of flooding, while the road bike section saw Simon Mumme (Paceline RT) win in 59-13.

Tough weather conditions led to a depleted field for the City Cycle Couriers 10 in Devon, where despite wet and windy weather Dean Robson (Velo Sport Jersey) and Stacey Ginieres (Penzance Wheelers) took the men’s and women’s victories.

Robson’s time of 20-29 was just over a minute quicker than Josh Clark (RNRMCA), while Ginieres clocked 24-59.

In Wales, the Cardiff 100 Miles RCC 10-mile time trial was easily won by professional road rider Scott Davies, the Team Bahrain McLaren rider clocking 30-22 to win by more than four minutes near Abergavenny.

And on Sunday the University of Manchester CC 25-mile event near Northwich was won by Alastair Ribbands (Manchester Wheelers), his time of 54-25 being ten seconds better than runner-up Richard Bott.

Veteran Michelle Fairclough (Salford CC) was fastest female with 1-11-20, more than four minutes better than her nearest rival.

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