Roundup 18/19 June

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Pendle Forest CC’s Richard Bideau stormed to a convincing victory in the Eastern Counties CA 100 on the E2/100 near Six Mile Bottom in Cambridgeshire, clocking 3:22:16 to win by more than three minutes.
And there was also a strong performance in the women’s event, with Alice Lethbridge (Starley Racing) going under the four-hour mark with 3:57:34 to win that category by almost seven minutes.

Over the same distance, Stephen Williamson (a3crg) won the West Wales CL 100 in Carmarthenshire, just scraping under four hours with 3:59:04 and winning by 3-20. And a3crg were also celebrating victory in the women’s event with 4:23:29.
Special mention also to 12-year-old Joshua Tarling (West Wales CL) who clocked 4:49:00 in the event.

There was a double winning weekend for David Allonby (Springfield Financial) in the Kent Valley RC time trials.
He was joint winner of their 10-mile event on Saturday with Adam Hartley (PH-MAS Cycling), the pair both covering the L1015 Levens course in Cumbria in 19.31.
Allonby then went on to win Sunday’s 25-mile event on the nearby L2524 by 2-22 from Richard Bickley (Border City Wheelers).

The course record was broken in the Yorkshire Road Club 25 (Photographs by Kimroy) near Dishforth, with Keith Murray (drag2zero) clocking the fastest 25-mile time ever recorded in Yorkshire.
His time of 47.46 gave him the win by 49 seconds from Adam Duggleby (Secret Training CC), while Jessica Bacon (York Cycleworks) clocked 56.15 and was fastest female.

It was Murray’s third win in a week following victory in the midweek Barnesbury CC 25 and last weekend’s North Tyneside Riders 25, and is his second 47-minute 25-mile time following second spot in the Adept Precision 25 the previous weekend.

There was also a fast 25-mile time done on the A25/11 near Etwall in Derbyshire on Saturday, where Walsall RCC staged an event which Stephen Irwin (North Lancs RC) took the victory.
He clocked 47.25 to win by 20 seconds from Richard Bideau, with Anna Turvey (Tyneside Vagabonds CC) the fastest woman with 51:00.

Charles Taylor (Team Bottrill and Ruth Gamwell (Macclesfield Wheelers) were the fastest men and women at the Manchester and District TTA 50-mile TT based near Goostrey in Cheshire on Saturday.
Taylor – who punctured and didn’t finish the 2015 event – returned to take the win with 1:43.35, winning by a comfortable margin on nearly four minutes from Mark Turnbull (Torq Performance).
Gamwell clocked 2:12.00 and was fastest female by 1-34 from Alisa Healy (The Racing Chance Foundation).

The promoting club celebrated a one-two as Paceline RT held a 25-mile time trial on the G25/44 near Oakwoodhill in Surrey on Saturday.
Pat Wright, 31, clocked 53.22 to take the win from team-mate Keith Lea by 35 seconds. Delia Beddis (Les Filles Racing Team) was the fastest female in the event with 1:01.58, beating Katie Crowe (Dulwich Paragon CC) by a minute and a half.

And in County Durham there was a convincing win for GS Metro’s Danny Grieves who won Sunderland Clarion’s 25-mile event by almost two minutes from Mark Strang (Breeze Bikes).
Grieves clocked 54.12 to win the men’s event, while another GS Metro rider, Terri Wishart was fastest woman with 1:08:16.