PREVIEWS: July 31-Aug 1

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The Bedfordshire Road Cycling Club 25 will see a battle take place near St Neots in Cambridgeshire on Sunday, one of many events taking place this weekend.

Ashley Cox (Team Bottrill) has won five events so far this season and starts as last man but will face some tough opposition.

Last weekend George Fox (George Fox Cycling Solutions) showed his form by winning the Verulam 25 also on the F1B/25 clocking a time of 50-11.

Ross Clarke (TMG Horizon Cycling Team) finished second to Fox in last weekend’s event and will be looking to turn the tables this time out.

In the women’s event Hayley Simmonds (CAMS Racing) will be looking to refine her form ahead of next week’s National 25 Mile Championships.

Simmonds has already won the National Circuit and Team Time Trial Championships already this season and will be hoping to clinch a third title next weekend.

Chris Fennell

With 14 wins to his name already this season National Circuit and 100-mile Champion Christopher Fennell will be looking to refine his form ahead of next weekend’s National 25-mile Championships with a weekend double.

Fennell will join The Independent Pedaler – Nopinz team-mate Jennifer George in Saturday’s Addiscombe 10.

The following day he will be scratch man in the VTTA Kent Group 25, while George will have to beat team-mate Alex Clay in the women’s event.

The Rugby Racing Cycling Club 10 sees 150 riders competing over three events on Saturday on the K11/10.

Leah Dixon (Wales Racing Academy) starts as last woman having won the Worcester St Johns CC 10 last month in 21-03.

Amongst her challengers will be Denise Burrows (AeroCoach) and Jennifer Clegg (Team Bottrill).

Ollie Hucks (Nopinz Motip Race Team) starts as scratch man but was beaten into third during last week’s competitive Chronos RT 10 despite clocking 19-20.

Veteran Neil Parking (Team Bottrill) won the Rotherham Wheelers 10 and could provide a challenge.

Jack Levick (Rose Race Team) has won his last two events and will be looking to continue his winning run in Saturday’s Congleton CC 50.

However, Ben Stead (3RT) has been on equally as impressive form clocking 1-43-58 to win the VTTA 50 on his last outing.

Keri Parton

The women’s event will also be keenly fought with Emily Martin (Weaver Valley CC) starting last after winning the SCCA & WCTTCA 100 last weekend.

Keri Parton (Pro Vision RC) will also provide a challenge after winning the overall Merlin Cycles Classic Series after some consistent placings.

A full field of 100 riders are due to compete in the Pendle Forest CC 10 taking part on the fast L1015 course near Kendal.

Adam Duggleby (Chapeau! Vive Le Velo) will start as scratch man continuing his Paralympic Games preparation.

On his last outing Duggleby won the Manchester & District Ladies CA 10 in a time of 19-50.

Competition will come in the form of Ben Lloyd (Fibrax Wrexham RC) along with veteran Douglas Watson (GTR - Return To Life).

Amongst the women’s field is veteran Sue Cheetham (North Lancashire Road Club) who clocked 24-33 on the L1015 earlier this season.

The Hounslow & District Wheelers 100 is also taking place on Sunday with Alice Lethbridge (Drag2Zero) starting last woman and Mark Smith (Crawley Wheelers) scratch rider.

Professional road rider Harry Tanfield (Team Qhubeka Assos) will be looking for another win in Sunday’s Cleveland Wheelers 21.7 over a sporting course near Stokesley in North Yorkshire.

Veteran rider Chris Smart (GTR - Return to Life) will start as scratch rider while Kate Sanderson (Cleveland Wheelers CC) is the final woman away.

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