valley striders cc (charity event)

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  • Date: 09-Jul-16
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 25 Miles
  • Course: v235
  • Closing Date: 28-Jun-16 23:59
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Thaxter storms to victory in Valley Striders 25

  • Published: 10 Jul 16
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Mark Thaxter (HD Revolutions) stormed to a clear victory by 15 seconds in the Valley Striders CC 25.

After winning the Otley CC 50 two weeks ago Thaxter showed he is just as quick over the shorter distance clocking a time of 54.35 and setting an average speed of 27.48 miles per hour on the undulating course.

The charity event in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance saw riders head out and back for two laps of the A168 between Boroughbridge and towards Wetherby.

He was fought all the way for the victory by Dave Bramley (Team Swift) who set a 54.50 to go one better than his third place in the Drighlington BC 10 and Bynea CC 25.

Thaxter's team-mate Michael Harris made it a good day for HD Revolutions by clinching third with a 55.01.

Kirsty Smith (Team Swift) was the fastest woman in a time of 1:03.26 which was an average of 23.65 miles per hour.

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