Chippenham & District Wheelers (WTTA Hardriders)

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  • Date: 03-Mar-19
  • Time: 10:00
  • Distance: 22 Miles
  • Course: u601b
  • Closing Date: 19-Feb-19 23:59
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Wilkinson top as Dickerson continues emphatic form in the West Country

  • Published: 03 Mar 19
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Megan Dickerson

Megan Dickerson can do no wrong at the minute as she finished top of the timesheets alongside Felix Wilkinson in the Chippenham & District Wheelers 22-mile time trial on Sunday.

Everything Dickerson (Bristol South CC) touches recently turns to gold, with three wins in as many races coming into this, the focus will have been on here to reproduce but she rose to the challenge, posting a time of 1-01-32 to take the win.

Her victory wasn’t as clear cut as her first of the weekend, but after recording a personal best time Dickerson was certainly happy with the performance and the start of her season.

“I've only ever ridden that course as a three-up so riding it solo was very different and felt a lot slower, especially due to the weather conditions. But I'm very happy with how the race went and pleased with my result - I'm very pleased with how my season has started,” said Dickerson.

She continued: “I rode a different front wheel to feel safer in the crosswinds and took it easy on corners due to the wet roads but all in all it wasn't too bad!”

In the men’s category Felix Wilkinson (Velo Club Montpellier) blazed a path to victory, finishing 1-42 ahead of second place.

Wilkinson has also started the year brightly with two wins in his three open events so far, this time posting a time of 54-00 on the hardriders course in Gloucestershire.

Ted Cross (University of Bristol) was second in 55-42, rising four spots after finishing sixth in the Dursley Road Club 10-mile time trial the day before on Saturday. Stefan Barnett (Bradford-on-Avon CC) completed the podium with a time of 57-01, finishing third.

In the women’s category, Jess Atkinson (Team 22) had to settle for second behind the rapid Dickerson but after crossing the line in 1-02-13, she bettered last weekend’s third-place performance. Lauren Johnstone (Avid Sport) was third in 1-04-34.

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