The Pedal Heaven RT trio of Lloyd Chapman, Joseph Fry and Max Stedman took home the men's RTTC Team Time Trial National Championships title, covering the 32.5-mile course in a combined time of 1:07.40, while Chester Road Club's Jill Wilkinson, Gina Riley and Rebecca Holland were crowned women's title winners.
It was a remarkable performance from Pedal Heaven that gave them a win with Stedman competing in his first time trial – he had ridden a club 10-mile event before today.
But with James Gullen pulling out due to other racing commitments, Stedman stepped up to the mark ably, making a fantastic contribution to the team.
Andy Jackson and Alastair Wareham were attempting to defend the title they won with Simon Beldon in Team Swift colours last year but now riding for newly-formed SSLL RT, they teamed up with Jonathan Wears but could only manage second place, completing in 1:08.19, 39 seconds down on Pedal Heaven.
Team Bottrill were third with John Dewey, Jonathan Parker and Matthew Smith stopping the clock at 1:09.39.
Speaking after the victory, Lloyd Chapman said: “It’s the first time we’ve ridden together as a team time trial team so I think we did pretty well. It was Max Steadman’s first team time trial, he’d only ridden a club 10 before so we’re very pleased with the performance.”
Chester RC won the women’s event with Rebecca Holland, Gina Riley and Jill Wilkinson putting down a time of 1:22.16.
Janet Birkmyre, Madeleine Moore and Melanie Sneddon of Torq Performance came second with 1:26.42 and Tavistock Wheelers took third with their team of Victoria Lloyd-Walsh, Pippa McDougall and Kath Fletcher completing in 1:38.29.
Chester RC rider Jill Wilkinson said after the win: “We had no anticipation that we’d win at all but we have done a lot of training and planning. We’ve had lots of meetings over the last few months. We worked really well together on the day and it was great to win.”
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1. Lloyd Chapman Joseph Fry and Max Stedman (Pedal Heaven RT) 1:07.40
2. Andy Jackson, Alastair Wareham and Jonathan Wears (SSLL RT) 1:08.19
3. John Dewey, Jonathan Parker and Matthew Smith (Team Bottrill) 1:09.39
1. Rebecca Holland, Gina Riley and Jill Wilkinson (Chester RC) 1:22.16
2 Janet Birkmyre, Madeleine Moore and Melanie Sneddon (Torq Performance) 1:26.42
3 Victoria Lloyd-Walsh, Pippa McDougall and Kath Fletcher (Tavistock Wheelers) 1:38.29
|Pos||Name||Club||Split 1||Split 2||Time||MPH|
|1||Lloyd Chapman/Joseph Fry/Max Stedman||Pedal Heaven||0:18:27||0:42:43||1:07:40||28.906|
|2||Andy Jackson/Alastair Wareham/Jonathan Wears||SSLL Racing Team||0:18:47||0:43:13||1:08:19||28.645|
|3||John Dewey/Jonathan Parker/Matthew Smith||Team Bottrill||0:19:30||0:44:04||1:09:39||28.083|
|4||Paul Ashley/Gary Chambers/James Copeland||Fareham Wheelers CC||0:19:53||0:45:10||1:10:51||27.608|
|5||Jonathan Gates/Ryan Morley/Robert Willcocks||Royal Air Force Cycling Association||0:19:21||0:44:54||1:12:01||27.160|
|6||Edd Charlton-Weedy/Rich Hunt/Paul Jones||Army Cycling Union||0:20:02||0:45:54||1:12:04||27.142|
|7||Graham Collins/Mark Lees/Steven Sage||Tanks Direct Cycling||0:19:57||0:45:59||1:12:17||27.060|
|8||Liam Bard/Harry Edney/Matt Slater||Revo Racing||0:19:56||0:45:47||1:13:17||26.691|
|9||George Evans/James Perkins/Sean Vincent||Team Bottrill||0:19:50||0:46:28||1:13:31||26.606|
|10||Iain Cade/Steven Cottington/Darren Gardner||Bath Cycling Club||0:21:05||0:48:05||1:16:09||25.686|
|11||Mark Coombe/Michael Gratton/James Tribble||Mid Devon CC||0:21:20||0:58:32||1:16:23||25.608|
|12||Tony Foster/Mark Sanders/Lee Sanderson||Mid Devon CC||0:21:18||0:48:35||1:17:00||25.403|
|13||Paul Caton/Darren Powell/Michael Parker||TMG Horizon Cycling Team||0:21:03||0:48:45||1:17:23||25.277|
|14||Steve Alford/Gary Fouracres/Mark Smejkal||St Austell Whs CC||0:21:34||0:49:26||1:17:36||25.206|
|15||Laurence Douglas-Greene/Richard Woodward/Matt Woolacott||Somerset Road Club||0:21:58||0:49:50||1:18:30||24.917|
|16||Nick French/Anthony Green/Jason Mcgowan||St Austell Whs CC||0:20:49||0:48:54||1:18:43||24.849|
|17||Jon Hare/Jack Ibbotson/Mark Williamson||Exeter Whs CC||0:21:39||0:49:47||1:18:52||25.447|
|18||Paul Walshe/Rob Scott/Steve Kirby||City Cycle Couriers RT||0:21:43||0:50:18||1:19:36||24.573|
|19||Richard Babbage/Nick Harwood/Tim Heal||Revo Racing||0:21:53||0:50:35||1:20:23||24.333|
|20||Tim Beaven/Michael Bennett/Andy Court||Bicester Millennium CC||0:22:00||0:50:30||1:20:34||24.278|
|21||James Middleton/Richard Bradley/James Harrison||Media Velo||0:21:37||0:51:02||1:20:52||24.188|
|22||Jason Davies/Toby Rose/Sean Taylor||Royal Air Force Cycling Association||0:22:14||0:53:31||1:21:43||23.936|
|23||Rebecca Holland/Gina Riley/Jill Wilkinson||Chester RC||0:22:37||0:51:53||1:22:16||23.776|
|24||Nick Campbell/William Hatton/Chris Phillips||St Austell Whs CC||0:22:55||0:53:13||1:23:35||23.402|
|25||Nick Tyron/Ian Lindsay/Rob Smith||Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA||0:22:36||0:52:49||1:23:48||23.341|
|26||Sean Childs/Leon Marshall/Nathan Allatt||Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA||0:21:13||0:52:10||1:24:05||23.263|
|27||Richard Godfrey/Danny Hubbard/Kieran Jacques||Holsworthy Peloton||0:23:51||0:54:38||1:26:14||22.683|
|28||Robert Colwill/Daniel Martin/Gary Vernon||Holsworthy Peloton||0:23:45||0:55:21||1:26:42||22.561|
|29||Janet Birkmyre/Madeline Moore/Melanie Sneddon||TORQ Performance||0:24:23||0:55:03||1:26:42||22.561|
|30||Olav Martin-Giles/Tim May/Russell Phillips||Media Velo||0:23:20||0:55:24||1:26:56||22.500|
|31||Josh Coyne/Nigel Hale-Hunter/Chris Hariades||Okehampton CC||0:24:15||0:55:24||1:27:29||22.359|
|32||Stewart Cox/Bob Richards/Mark Gorman||Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA||0:23:55||0:55:40||1:28:42||22.052|
|33||Les Coulman/Alex Mcgrath/Joe Elworthy||Exeter Whs CC||0:25:36||0:58:22||1:30:54||21.518|
|34||Mike Rose/Ian Hennesy/Didier Lebatteux||Exeter Whs CC||0:25:38||1:00:03||1:34:58||20.597|
|35||Victoria Lloyd-Walsh/Pippa Mcdougall/Kath Fletcher||Tavistock Whs CC||0:26:53||1:02:27||1:38:29||19.861|
|36||John Benney/Liz Hill/Philip Arthur Young||Alltrax||0:27:08||1:04:37||1:42:41||19.049|
|37||Francesca Parker/Deb Grills/Rose Willis||St Austell Whs CC||0:27:59||1:04:42||1:42:44||19.040|
|38||Gabrielle Saunderson/Catlin Brown/Rachel Hackman||Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA||0:28:28||1:07:22||1:45:24||18.558|
|Lenny Brown/Garry Drew(DNF)/Simon Rogers||Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA||0:21:13||0:48:46||1:16:54||25.436|
|Mike Cox/Rob Lewis/Nick Tyron (DNS)||Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA||0:22:26||0:51:24||1:21:20||24.049|
|Phil Rogers/Jim Scott/Barry Moss||Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA||0:21:32||??||1:21:48||23.912|
|Peter Harding/David Harding/Antony Stapleton(DNF)||Chelmer CC||0:20:54||??||1:15:30||25.907|
|Niall Todd/Gavin Mcdougall/Lee Adams||Tavistock Whs CC||0:20:36||DNF||DNF|
|Simon Gardiner/Tim Hingston /Chris Knapman||Mid Devon CC||DNS||DNS||DNS|
|Phil Ley/Peter Morrish/Phil Morrish||North Devon Wheelers||DNS||DNS||DNS|
|Andrew Branston/Martin Pearson/Garry Russell||Royal Air Force Cycling Association||DNS||DNS||DNS|
|Paul Friday/James Hadfield/Mark Tonkin||www.cyclelogic.co.uk||DNS||DNS||DNS|