Harry Walton (Cheltenham and County CC) and Corinne Clark (Velovitesse) were fastest male and female riders respectively at the Western TTA 100-mile time trial in Wiltshire on Sunday.
Walton, 36 and from Cheltenham, was the only rider to scrape under the four-hour mark with a time of 3-59-18, giving him the win by 1-38 from Frome and District Wheelers’ rival Tony Chapman, while David Bucknall (Royal Dean Forest CC) took third spot, another 19 minutes back.
Fastest female was Corinne Clark, the 33-year-old from Swindon who rides for Velovitesse-Allcap. She covered the distance in 4-46-52 which was around an hour quicker than the next best female rider in Louise Smith (Gloucester City CC).
In other categories, Tony Chapman was the fastest over-40 veteran in second spot, while the over-50s prize went to Roy Carless (Swindon Road Club) who was sixth overall in 4-26-38.
VC Walcot pairing Tavis Walker and Arran Armstrong combined to win the team prize, the pair finishing fifth and tenth respectively.
The event was run in wet and windy conditions which contributed to nine non-finishers, while many more chose not to start because of the weather.
The victory is not Walton’s first this season; he also proved fastest in the CTT Midlands 50 in July, while he was second in the Wrekinsport CC hilly 18 back in March.
The U86/100 course takes in five laps of a circuit from a start near Minety, along the B4040 to Malmesbury, then after a short spell on the A429 south they turn off again onto the B4042 towards Royal Wootton Bassett, where they turn north just before the M4 back up to the start point.
* All reports are copyright of Cycling Time Trials/Snowdon Sports. Not to be used without permission.