In-form Paul Burton (Paceline RT) proved fastest at the Dorking CC-promoted East Surrey hardriders, while in Lancashire Alex Royle (Manchester BC) was quickest at the North Lancs RC hilly 30 on a busy weekend of time trialling action across the country.
Burton has notched up several circuit race victories over the winter, and he took that form into Sunday morning’s event near Dawes Green in Surrey.
He clocked 1-00-48 for the 29.9-mile circuit, winning by just three seconds from Mark Smith (Crawley Wheelers). Fastest woman was Angela Carpenter (a3crg) whose time of 1-07-34 was more than seven minutes quicker than her time when she last rode the event two years ago.
Gareth Thomas (Paceline RT) was quickest in the road bike event, with Flora Perkins (VC Londres) being quickest female in that event.
In Lancashire Alex Royle clocked 1-08-15 for the 30-mile hilly staged by North Lancs RC near Pendleton. His time was around a minute and a half quicker than Richard Bideau (Pendle Forest CC), while triathlete Philip Graves (VC York) was third.
Christine Wiejak (Jadan CycleSpace) was quickest female, her time of 1-23-09 being more than two minutes better than junior Maddie Leach (PH Mas Cycling).
In Essex Colin Ward (Essex Roads CC) and Connie Hayes (Liv AWOL) were fastest male and female riders respectively at the Hainault Roads Club hilly 28.
Ward set a new course record time of 1-04-48 to take the win from Jack Brown (ActiveEdge Race Team), while 19-year-old Hayes was comfortably fastest female, clocking 1-18-57 which was around eight minutes quicker than her team-mate Elizabeth Marvelly in second.
Tim Chilvers (Maldon & Dist CC) clocked 47-52 to win the CC Sudbury 22-mile event in Suffolk by just four seconds from Lloyd Chapman (Loose Cannon’s Conditioning), while Gillian Leach (Stowmarket & Dist CC) was quickest female with 58-11.
The CC Sudbury event also featured a road bike category, which was won by Chris Crabtree (Orwell Velo) in 52-28, while Jennie Stemp (VC Revolution) was quickest of the women.
In Cornwall Travis Bramley (Saint Piran) won his own club’s 10-mile event near Tresilian with a time of 21-42, giving him the win by 29 seconds from Penzance Wheelers rival Sandy Gourley, while Stacey Ginieres (Penzance Wheelers) was quickest of the women with 24-55.
Saturday’s Gillingham & District Wheelers 19-mile hardriders event was won by in-form Nick Livermore (Bristol South CC) in 32-51, while Joanne Jago (Performance Cycles) won the women’s category with 40-56.
Before his second place in the North Lancs RC hilly 30 on Sunday, Bideau took the win in Saturday’s West Pennine RC hilly 14.6 near Knowle Green.
His time of 34-20 was 12 seconds better than runner-up Craig Battersby (Team Chronomaster), while Charlotte Boothman (Team Lusso) clocked 38-10 to finish as fastest female.
City Road Club Hull held a three-up on Saturday, with the Squadra RT trio of Steve Guymer, David Brearley and John Brearley covering the 25-mile course in 53-42 to win by 32 seconds from the Team Swift team of Kris Whitelaw, Lewis Timmins and Richard Sharp.
Burton & District CA held a two-up near Griffydam in Leicestershire over a 30-kilometre course, with victory going to the Melton Olympic CC duo of James Ison and Steve Savage.
Their time of 43-18 was over three minutes quicker than the next best pair.
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