East Lancs Road (Cheshire points series5 of 20)Men Only Manchester DC preference

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  • Date: 28-Apr-18
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: j 2/1
  • Closing Date: 17-Apr-18 23:59
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Morley charges to first open win of season in East Lancs RC 10

  • Published: 30 Apr 18
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Ryan Morley.

Ryan Morley (Royal Air Force CA) took his first open victory of the season by winning the East Lancs RC 10 by 23 seconds.

The 24 year-old, from Wrexham, finished third in the Mid Shropshire Wheelers 25 earlier this month but went two better on this occasion.

He finished in a winning time of 20 minutes and 35 seconds, which saw him clock an average speed of over 29 miles per hour despite a head wind on the return leg.

The J2/1 sees riders start from Monk Heath and head on the A537 before turning for home on the outskirts of Knutsford on the exposed course.

“It was a good event on quite a gritty course which was on a single carriageway in Cheshire so rough roads,” said Morley.

“It was a good honest course so it made for an enjoyable event. I seemed to be going alright and it was my first open win of the year so hopefully it has put me on the right track.

“It was windy on the way back so I was glad to have finished. It was a pretty much maximum field so I didn’t expect to win but thought I might get close.

“I would like to go to the National Championships and perform well as I had a bad experience last year so hopefully I can change that and get closer to the sharp end of things.”

Fastest veteran Darren Maironis (Velotik Racing Team) chased Morley home but finished 23 seconds short of the victory settling for second clocking a time of 20.58 while Alan Chorley (Seamons CC) finished third in 21.15.

Tristan Pilling (Team SB Hub) won the junior prize finishing in 22.12 while fastest juvenile was Lachlan Hacker (North Cheshire Clarion) in 24.07.

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