James Boyman (Hoops Velo) set a new course record, while Lisa Davis (Lewes Wanderers CC) was fastest of the women in the Sussex CA 10-mile event near Loxwood on Saturday.
Boyman, 30, clocked 20-43 to take two seconds from his own course record set last year for the G10/45, which takes riders in an anti-clockwise loop through Kirdford, Loxwood, Ifold and Plaistow.
The planned afternoon event was brought forward to 10am, due to a clash with a football match at the scheduled headquarters at Dial Post Village Hall. A north westerly breeze and temperatures of 15-17 degrees gave entrants cooler conditions than of late.
Boyman’s time was 1-44 quicker than second-placed Stuart Bettis (South Downs Bikes), while East Grinstead CC’s Mark Bashford was third, roughly another minute off the pace.
Lewes Wanderers rider Lisa Davis was fastest female with 26-32, Peter Davies (Brighton Mitre CC) was fastest on a road bike with 28-20, while there was a new junior course record from Michael Renardson (Trainsharp) who sliced just two seconds from the old mark with a time of 23-53.
Boyman, who rides road races as well as time trials, has already tasted victory in open time trials this year with a win in the a3crg 10 and Farnham Road Club 10 back in May, while in road racing he was first in the elite category Stockbridge Down Road Race.
Davis, who was 21 seconds slower than her winning time from this event 12 months earlier, has proved a prolific rider in 2018 so far and has secured a good share of victories.
She won the Sussex CA 30-mile event in July, and in June she was victorious in the East Sussex Ca 50 as well as the Southborough and District Wheelers 25.
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1 James Boyman Hoops Velo 20 43 course record
2 Stuart Bettis South Downs Bikes 22 27
3 Mark Bashford East Grinstead CC 23 21
4 Kevin Plummer South Downs Bikes 23 34
5 Michael Renardson Trainsharp 23 53
6 David Shepherd A3crg 23 56
7 Andy Tedd South Downs Bikes 23 57
8 Brett Davis Lewes Wanderers CC 24 19
9 Dave Dawkins Portsmouth NE CC 24 21
10 Neil Crowther Worthing Excelsior CC 24 36
Team – South Downs Bikes (Stuart Bettis, Kevin Plummer, Andy Tedd) 1 9 58
1st Lady – Lisa Davis, Lewes Wanderers CC 26 32
1st Junior – Michael Renardson Trainsharp 23 53 junior course record.
1st Road bike – Peter Davies, Brighton Mitre CC 28 20