PREVIEWS: May 25-27

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Cornwall hosts the penultimate round of the CTT Classic Series on Sunday, with many riders looking to complete their qualifying rides over the scenic 28-mile course near Sennen.

It’s all still to ride for in the overall series across the categories.

Series leader Ben Goodwin (Fibrax Fenwicks Wrexham CC) is expected to take victory in the time trial category and secure his fourth qualifying ride, while other in-form riders to watch out for in that category include Liam Bard (GTR-Return to Life).

Keri Parton (Team Bottrill) looks set to take the honours in the women’s category, while Eve Sealy and Aimee Jones are among the faster riders from local club Tri Logic Cornwall. Series leader Evgeniya Righini-Brand sits out this round.

Simon Dighton

In the veterans on scratch category Simon Smith (ZeroBC RT) and Simon Dighton (Beacon Roads CC) make the journey to the South West in search of their crucial fourth qualifying rides which could bump them up the overall standings, while in the category for veterans on target time Adrian Lauchlan (Southgate CC) is looking to improve his overall score with a fifth ride in the series.

The event uses a circuit starting near Sennen and heading up the A30 towards Penzance before looping back round westwards to St Just and back down. After a second circuit, they finish near Land’s End Airport.

Also on Sunday is the Hounslow and District Wheelers 100-mile event on the Alton bypass in Hampshire, with a host of fast riders down to take part.

Jake Sargent (Team Bottrill) and Chris McNamara (Sigma Sports RT) are listed by Spindata as the fastest two on paper, but also watch out for Hadyn James (BPC Bioflow RT) and Pat Wright (Paceline RT).

Chris Murray (Army Cycling) and Corinne Clark (360VRT) will be competing for the women’s prize.

It’s the Scottish District 50-Mile Championship on Sunday, hosted by Fife Century Road Club at Auchtermuchty in Fife.

John Archibald (HUUB WattShop) is expected to take a comfortable win, ahead of several GTR-Return to Life riders including Dougie Watson and Chris Smart.

Alexandra Hayden (Vanelli-Project GO) and Patricia Baird (Ecosse Performance CC) are among the fastest female taking part.

Allen Valley Velo’s 24.8-mile event on Sunday is one of the most scenic courses in the country, but as far as the competition goes it looks like being a battle for top honours between Marcel Schubert (Zurbaran Racing) and Rob Carter (Cleveland Wheelers, while Muckle CC’s John Bowman will be targeting the podium.

Blaydon CC team-mates Sarah Wilkinson and Louise Burnie will be fighting it out in the women’s category.

There’s a big field for the Eastern Counties CA 25-Mile Championships in Cambridgeshire on Saturday.

James Jenkins (Hart Performance Coaching) is pre-race favourite, while Jacob Storey (trainSharp) and Matthew Smith (Drag2Zero) won’t be far behind.

Hannah O’Brien (Loose Cannon’s Conditioning) and Shaftesbury CC’s Louise Robinson are among the women to watch.

Saturday’s other events include the Bynea CC 10 near Llandovery, and Bec CC 10 near North Holmwood in Surrey, and the Lancashire RC 10 near Garstang in Lancashire.

It’s a Bank Holiday Monday too, and the Brighton Mitre CC are hosting a 10-mile event in West Suffolk, while Stowmarket and District CC are also holding a 10 near Old Newton in Suffolk.

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