The traditional Coalville Wheelers event over a tough 19.8 miles on Bank Holiday Monday is part of a weekend full of events.
The event sees riders tackle nine-mile laps starting near Griffydam before heading out to Breedon on the Hill before looping back around and up Vinegar Hill before going on to finish near Belton at the end of the second lap.
Leah Dixon (Wales Racing Academy) set a course record of 52-41 on her way to finishing third overall in the Fibrax Wrexham RC 25 last weekend and heads the women’s field.
Under-23 rider Ethan Vernon (Team Inspired) was part of the Great Britain Team Pursuit team at the Tokyo Olympic Games last month and goes in the men’s event on a rare time trial outing.
The experienced Matthew Bottrill (Team Bottrill) will be looking to challenge for victory in the men’s event alongside William Perrett (AeroLab Ward WheelZ) who has won two events this season and finished fifth in the National 25 Mile Championships.
Leon Wright (Race Hub) won on the Peak RC hill climb in June and will also be hoping for a good ride on the tough circuit.
Meanwhile, Richard Oakes (Team Ohten Aveas) won the Sherwood CC 25 clocking 47-52 and will also provide a challenge.
Saturday morning sees the Victoria CC 10.2 taking place on B1039 near Saffron Walden with solo and two-up events.
Veteran David Harding (Chelmer CC) starts as last man after a third placed finish at the ECCA 10 earlier this month clocking 20-15.
The women’s event sees Helen Barrell (Hart Performance Coaching) start last while veteran Karen Aylen (Maldon & District CC) clocked 23-45 in the ECCA 10.
Meanwhile, in the two-up event Paul Turton and Murat Ozdenya (Team Vision Racing – Silverhook) start last.
In Yorkshire the Rutland CC 10 is set to see a competitive field competing for honours along the out and back A614 near Doncaster.
Veteran Mark Wolstenholme (Swift Racing) finished second on scratch in last weekend’s VTTA National 30 Mile Championships and will be looking for a third win of the season.
Neal Parkin (Team Bottrill) has also been on stellar form this season winning three events and clocked 19-19 in the Hemel Hempstead CC 10 earlier this season.
In the women’s event under-23 rider Madeline Gammons (Jadan CycleSpace- Vive Le Velo) will be looking for another win while veteran Jo Corbett (Sherwood CC) is amongst her challengers.
Lewis Wake (Team Kirkley Cycles) has been on stellar form this season winning seven events so far this season and starts as scratch man in Sunday’s Blaydon CC 23 near Morpeth.
Finlay Robertson (Derwentside CC) has won his last two events including the Gosforth Road Club 12 earlier this month.
Another rider who will provide a challenge is Marcel Schubert (Darlington Cycling Club) who has won seven events this season.
Meanwhile, Tracey Semple (Alnwick & District Triathlon Club) will start as last woman away in a field including Jen McMahon (Sub Rosa) amongst others.
Veteran Conrad Moss (Primera-Teamjobs) will be looking to make it five wins on the bounce in Sunday’s Royal Dean Forest CC 25 taking place on the R25/7 in South Wales.
Oscar Hutchings (Team Tor 2000 | KALAS) won The University of Bristol Cycling Club 10 on his last outing in 19-44 and will provide a challenge.
Amongst the women’s field is Megan Dickerson (Škoda DSI Cycling Academy) who won the PDQ Cycle Coaching 10 on her last outing 21-41.
However, she will have to see off the challenge of super veteran Angela Carpenter (...A3crg) who won the VTTA National 30 Mile Championships last weekend in 1-07-30.
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