Darren Maironis and Hetty Niblett were fastest male and female riders as the Racing Chance Foundation staged a 25-mile time trial in Cheshire on Saturday.
The event, on the J2/9 near Goostrey, was for the slowest 120 entrants but still saw some good times recorded.
Maironis (Velotik Racing Team) clocked 53.35 to take the win by 23 seconds from Adam Darby (Salford CC), while John Morgan (Cover Your Car) was third, another 1-02 off the pace.
And Shrewsbury-based Niblett, who was riding for Mid-Shropshire Wheelers but is an under-23 prospect with Keukens Redant CT, clocked 1-00-23 to win the women’s prize by almost a minute from Deborah Moss (Team Merlin), while Emily Martin (Weaver Valley CC) was third fastest female.
The J2/9 course is a popular one which takes in some great Cheshire country lanes. It starts north east of Goostrey and heads anti-clockwise up the A535, turning onto the A537 through Chelford and over to Ollerton before cutting back south on the A50 to Allostock and Cranage before heading back round for a second lap, finishing just before Allostock.
For Maironis, it was his first open win of the season after placing second in both the East Lancs Road Club 10 and the Runcorn CC 10 in April.
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