Liam Maybank (Twickenham CC) and Angela Carpenter (a3crg) took deserved victories as Dorking CC staged the 54th East Surrey hardriders time trial on a 29.9-mile course near Dawes Green in West Sussex on Sunday.
It was the second time in five years that 45-year-old Maybank has won the prestigious event which was sponsored by Exodus Travels, a victory which comes after he clocked 1:04.19 to take the win ahead of Pat Wright (Paceline RT), while Jack Rebours (Caesarean CC Jersey) was third.
Wright, who was also second in the 2017 edition of the event, led Paceline RT to the team prize too alongside club-mates Ben Elliott and Phil Ember.
Angela Carpenter, the 49-year-old a3crg rider from Chichester, was the first woman home in 1:15:07 ahead of Mathilde Pauls (Twickenham CC) and Helen Gravatt (London Women's Racing CC).
Maybank and Carpenter were first and second in the veterans on VTTA standard competition with times of plus 16:35 and 13:17 respectively, while Richard Price (London Phoenix CC) was third in that category.
The road bike event was won by John Hale (WORX Factory Racing Powered by Silverstone) in an outstanding 1:08:45 - only four riders were faster on TT bikes. Emma Naylor (University of Bath Cycling Club) won the women’s road bike event, while David Churchill (Bigfoot CC) was the first veteran on standard.
It was Maybank’s first open time trial win of the 2018 season, coming after a second-place finish in the Kingston Wheelers 13.6-mile event, while he was a non-finisher in the Redhill CC 18 a fortnight earlier.
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