The Circuit of Ingleborough in North Yorkshire on Saturday has attracted several top class riders, as the time trialling calendar continues to expand towards the spring.
The Pendle Forest CC event has attracted almost 100 riders to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with the host club’s own Richard Bideau the last rider off and expected to challenge for the win.
Bideau won the last running of the event in 2018 with last year’s event being cancelled because of snow and water on the course. And he has been in good form already this season, with victory in the West Pennine RC hilly 14.6-mile event as well as second in last weekend’s North Lancs RC hilly 30.
Other riders to watch include Hayden Allen (PMRR), while among the women’s entries are Christine Wiejak (Jadan CycleSpace) and Jan Scotchford (North Lancashire RC).
Further south, Swindon Road Club and Swindon Wheelers team up to promote the 31-mile time trial near Malmesbury in Wiltshire on Sunday.
Felix Wilkinson (Fulfil the Potential Racing) is the scratchman and will want to go one better than the second place he secured in the Severn Road Club 25 last month.
Also worth a watch is Ted Cross (Univ of Bristol CC) who teamed up with Jamie Atkins to take victory in the Severn Road Club two-up 25 last month, as well as second in the Dursley Road Club 10.
Performance Cycles’ Joanne Jago is the last of the women to tackle the course.
Also on Sunday is the Lancaster CC hilly 21.6-mile event near Caton in Lancashire, where Toby Williams (Velotik RT) is last man off. Alex Royle (Manchester BC) won the North Lancs RC hilly 30 last weekend and is off five minutes before Williams.
After riding the previous day’s Circuit of Ingleborough Jan Scotchford is also down to ride the Lancaster CC event too.
There is a quality field for the Cleveland Wheelers sporting 21.7-mile event near Stokesley, North Yorkshire, on Sunday.
Last year’s winner Keith Murray (Drag2zero) returns to defend and also faces last year’s runner-up Shaun Tyson (Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling).
Murray brings his Drag2zero team-mates, son Sam Murray and former national 10-mile competition record holder Anna Turvey. Tyson also brings reinforcements in the form of Ribble team-mate Richard Jones. Others to watch for include Philip Graves (VC York).
Elsewhere on Saturday Felix Wilkinson (Fulfil the Potential Racing) rides the Farnborough & Camberley CC 10 at Bentley in Hampshire as does Alan Murchison (Drag2zero).
And at the University of Bristol CC 10 at Stone in Staffordshire, last rider off is the ever-improving Megan Dickerson (Skoda DSI Cycling Academy).
Sunday’s events to look out for include the Tavistock Wheelers sporting 25 in Devon as well as the Lea Valley CC 25 in Essex and the Yorkshire CF 10 near Ferrybridge.
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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