Kevin Tye (VeloRefined.com) and Angela Carpenter (…a3crg) battled windy conditions to win the VTTA National 25 Championships while mixed tandem pairing Rachael Elliott (Newbury RC) & Ian Greenstreet (AeroCoach) set a new national competition record.
Despite the difficult conditions which was thought to put an average of three minutes onto times, Elliott and Greenstreet set a new record of 47 minutes and nine seconds.
The fast E2/25 course sees riders start just outside Newmarket before travelling on the A14 towards Cambridge travelling on the A11 before turning for home at Fourwentways roundabout.
Tye, aged 57 and from Kent, clocked a time of 49 minutes and 42 seconds which was good enough for fifth overall on scratch and fastest veteran on standard with a +19.48 to win gold.
Keith Ainsworth, who is three years older than Tye, finished a minute behind his rival on scratch which equated to a +19.31 on standard. In third place for bronze with a +18.53 on standard was 89-year-old Peter Horsnell (Chelmer CC).
James Rix (Team Bottrill) was fastest scratch rider on the day, clocking 48.07.
The women’s event was dominated by Angela Carpenter (…a3crg) whose time of 55 minutes and 52 seconds was enough for victory on scratch and standard with a +17.59.
Jackie Field (CC Ashwell) was second on scratch and standard with her time of 57.20 equating to a +17.24. Finally taking bronze in the women’s championship was Deb Hutson-Lumb (Nova Raiders CC) with a standard time of +14.58.
After clocking a time of 51.59 in the Farnborough & Camberley CC 25 in April Elliott and Greenstreet went far quicker on this occasion setting a record in 47.09 to win on scratch and standard with a +20.28.
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Veteran men on standard
1 Kevin Tye (VeloRefined.com) +19.48
2 Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) +19.31
3 Peter Horsnell (Chelmer CC) +18.53
Veteran women on standard
1 Angela Carpenter (…a3crg) +17.59
2 Jackie Field (CC Ashwell) +17.24
3 Deb Hutson-Lumb (Nova Raiders CC) +14.58
Overall on time
1 James Rix (Team Bottrill) 48.07
2 Mark Smith (Crawley Whls) 48.33
3 Andy Jackson (AeroCoach) 48.54
4 David Mead (Race Rapid) 49.08
5 Kevin Tye (VeloRefined.com) 49.42
6 Geir Robinson (Regents Park Roulers) 49.44
7 Simon Norman (Bedfordshire Road RT) 49.47
8 Peter Lawrence (High Wycombe CC) 50.26
9 Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) 50.43
10 Andy Proffitt (Ipswich BC) 50.49
Women on time
1 Angela Carpenter (…a3crg) 55.52
2 Jackie Field (CC Ashwell) 57.20
Tandems on time
1 Rachael Elliott (Newbury RC) & Ian Greenstreet (AeroCoach) 47.09
2 Glenn Taylor (Shorter Rochford RT) & Mark Arnold (VTTA (East Anglia) 49.01
Tandem on standard
1 Rachael Elliott (Newbury RC) & Ian Greenstreet (AeroCoach) +20.28