Katie Lukas and Richard Bickley powered to wins in the Border City Wheelers 10-mile time trial near Newbiggin on Lune in Cumbria on Saturday.
Richard Bickley secured a victory for host club Border City Wheelers and his second win in an event hosted by his team.
Border City Wheelers hosted a 10-mile event in Cockermouth in July with Bickley emerging as the winner – this time, the 35-year-old posted a time of 20-03 to take his fifth win of the year in what is brewing up to be an impressive season.
Much like in last month’s event, Katie Lukas powered to the line to record a time of 22-42, matching Bickley’s feat. Lukas’ form has been supreme in the August, taking four wins in a row.
Back in the men’s section, Joseph Dobson (Manchester Bicycle Club) pipped Richard Bideau and Keith Murray to second place after crossing the line in 20-28.
Dobson, 27, has just a sole open win on his palmares for the season but maintained a consistent run of form, finishing on the podium 14 times.
Bideau (Pendle Forest CC) and Murray (Drag2Zero) crossed the line in a stalemate to take joint third prize. Both riders were a slim four seconds off Dobson’s time, posting 20-32 respectively.
Back in the women’s category, much like winner Katie Lukas, Deborah Moss (Team Merlin) rode in last month’s 10-mile hosted by Border City Wheelers but this time managed to improve her positioning from third to second in a time of 23-50.
In other categories, 16-year-old Sam Murray had a good showing in the junior class. His time of 21-27 saw him just miss out on a top 10 finish in a personal best time and 11th place.
The L108 course starts just outside of Newbiggin on Lune and heads west to Tebay along the A685 before taking the roundabout just prior to meeting the M6. Riders retrace their run and head back towards the starting point.
The course runs extremely flat with no undulating terrain but with conditions in the UK deteriorating in the past week, the event will undoubtedly been far from easy.
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