PREVIEWS: June 5-6

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Steve Lampier (Saint Piran) will be looking to defend his unbeaten record of five wins this season in Saturday evening’s City Cycle Couriers RT 10, part of a packed weekend of racing.

Frederik Scheske (Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling) took victory on his last outing on the S4/10 clocking 19-26 in April.

Natalie Grinczer (CAMS Racing) will be looking for victory in the women’s event after clocking 21-52 on the same course last month.

Jacob Bush (Bourne Wheelers) won the LRRA 10 clocking 19-49 on his last outing and goes as scratch rider in the National Youth Championships 10 (Yorkshire District).

The event forms part of the Vive Le Velo “Velocast” 10 in Yorkshire with Mark Wolstenholme (Swift Racing) starting as last man and Karen Taylor (Team Sportslab) final woman.

Over 100 riders are due to start in the Melton Olympic CC 25 on the A25/34 starting from outside Newark-on-Trent.

With six wins from seven races to his name this campaign Oliver Peckover (UpShift Nutrition Race Team) starts as last man.

The event includes the VTTA Notts & E.Mids event and has attracted a big field of veterans including women’s hopeful Michelle Morley (Swift Racing).

Jessica Rhodes-Jones (AeroCoach) will have to see off some strong women’s competition when she competes in Saturday’s Worcester St Johns CC 10 taking place near Alcester.

On her last outing Rhodes-Jones won the Beacon RCC 10 while also figuring highly in the Merlin Cycles Classic Time Trial Series.

However, amongst her challengers will be early starter Leah Dixon (Wales Racing Academy) on her first open time trial outing.

Meanwhile, Richard Bussell (AeroCoach) starts as last man after winning his opening two events this season.

Frances Owen

Also taking place on Saturday is the Manchester & District Ladies CA 10 with an out and back course along the A535 from Holmes Chapel.

Frances Owen (Fibrax Wrexham RC) has had a storming start to the season clocking 20-39 in the Newbury Velo 10 last month and will be hard to beat.

The invitation event for men will see Alexander Royle (Manchester Bicycle Club) starting as last man fresh from setting a course record of 19-43 in last weekend’s Southport 10.

Battle is set to re-commence between Lloyd Chapman (Loose Cannon's Conditioning) and Zachary Herrod (AeroLab Ward WheelZ).

Chapman has won three events this season, but just four seconds separated the riders when they met in the Velo Club Baracchi 10 last month.

Meanwhile, veteran Hannah O’Brien (Loose Cannon's Conditioning) starts as last woman.

After winning the Reading Cycling Club 50 last month Lizi Duncombe (Socks4Watts Race Team) will look to continue her form in Sunday’s Oxonian CC 50.

The men’s event will see Anthony Atkin (Didcot Phoenix CC) start as last man against a strong field.

George Elliot (Liverpool Century RC) heads a field of 120 riders in the Chester Road Club 25 which takes place on Sunday morning in Shropshire.

Veterans Janet Fairclough (Liverpool Phoenix CC) and Emma Serjeant (Hafren CC) will take on Frances Owen (Fibrax Wrexham RC) in the women’s event.

After finishing second in last month’s bike-pace 50, Christopher Gibbard (Bynea Cycling Club) will be hoping to return to winning ways in Sunday’s Bynea CC 50 between Llandovery and Carmarthen.

Gibbard starts as last man but could face unfamiliar opposition in the form of Robert Shaw (Plymouth Corinthian CC) who recently won the Alltrax 10 and North Devon Wheelers 22.

Hannah Munday (Tri Training Harder) is amongst the women’s field while Ed Laverack (Backpedal) is taking on the road bike event.

Looking for his first win of the season George Evans (Team Bottrill) will be taking on tough competition in Sunday afternoon’s Manchester Wheelers Hilly over 20.5 miles.

George Evans

Sean Mullen (Port Sunlight Wheelers) is in a similar position with two second placed finishes to his name.

However, Alastair Ribbands (Manchester Wheelers) and Dan Evans (Assos Speed Club UK) do have wins to their names and will be looking to add to their tally.

The women’s event will see Keri Parton (Pro Vision RC) and junior Evelina Black (Racescene Female Development Accademy) in action.

The road bike category is equally as strong with Kieran Savage (Cycling Sheffield) and Kim O’Neil (Manchester Triathlon Club) the last riders away.

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