Amy Pritchard and Ollie Jones powered to victory in the women’s and men’s categories respectively at the North Road CC hardriders’ 25-mile time trial, which had to be shortened on Sunday morning.
Roadworks threatened to jeopardise the event, but thanks to organisers and North Road CC, the event was a success, even if it was cut short to 21.2 miles instead of the intended 25.
Ollie Jones (ActiveEdge Race Team) set a blistering mark of 47-36 on the undulating F7/25 circuit after crossing the line ten riders from last.
Lloyd Chapman (Plomesgate CC) was his nearest competitor but was no match for Jones who was in supreme form in equally as good weather conditions.
Chapman, who is an experienced rider on the circuit having won back to back events in 2016 and 2017 finished with a time of 49-24, 1-48 adrift of Jones.
The podium was completed by Oliver Knight (HMT Hospitals Giant Cycling Team) in 49-39.
Amy Pritchard (Giant Camden Team Liv) has had to wait nearly eight months since last adorning the top step of the podium according to CTT records.
Pritchard had been set a time of 1-01-56 to beat by Elizabeth Marvelly (Liv AWOL), and had Marvelly in her sights after clocking in at 1-01-16 after starting only a minute behind her.
Pritchard clocked a time 40 seconds better than that of her cycling counterpart to take a resounding victory on the hills of Hertfordshire.
Third place fell to Jennifer Andrews of CC Ashwell who clocked 1-03-58.
In other categories, Geir Robinson’s +18-22 better than age standard gave him the veteran on standard title for the year – fastest junior was third-placed rider Oliver Knight while Finsbury Park CC took the team prize thanks to Daniel Northover, Dominic Bray and Gregory Smith.
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POS NAME CLUB TIME
1 Ollie Jones ActiveEdge Race Team P/B Cooper/BMW Inchcape 47:36
2 Lloyd Chapman Plomesgate CC 49:24
3 Oliver Knight HMT Hospitals Giant Cycling Team 49:39
4 Geir Robinson Regents Park Rouleurs 49:40
5 Daniel Northover Finsbury Park CC 49:52
6 Nicholas Candy North Road CC 49:53
7 Neil Lauder Arctic Tacx RT 49:57
8 Felix Barker ActiveEdge Race Team P/B Cooper/BMW Inchcape 50:42
9 Adam Gascoigne Race Hub 50:44
10 Josh Crow-Stewart Arctic Tacx RT 51:03
11 Mark Aldred Kingston Wheelers CC 51:21
12 Toby Cowell Cambridge University CC 51:38
13 Tom Elwood Team LDN 52:20
14 James Jenkins Richardsons-Trek RT 52:34
15 Ian Knight Milton Keynes RC 52:44
16 Paul Hart Southend Wheelers 52:56
17 Wayne Crombie East London Velo 52:59
18 Henry Farrell Full Gas Racing Team 53:43
19 Sam Humpheson Look Mum No Hands! 53:46
20 Simon Bowler AS Test Team 53:51
21 Joe Kiely Welwyn Whs 54:05
22 Callum Stewart East London Velo 54:41
23 Aaron Mccaffrey Milton Keynes RC 55:04
24 Dominic Bray Finsbury Park CC 55:08
25 Gareth Wignall Hertfordshire Whs 56:14
26 Michael Parker TMG Horizon Cycling Team 56:38
27 Jonas Rooze CC London 56:44
28 Tom Haines East London Velo 56:53
29 Gregory Smith Finsbury Park CC 57:23
30 Jody Paxman Team LDN 57:29
31 Steve Torley Milton Keynes RC 57:36
32 Michael Edmunds Verulam Really Moving 58:13
33 Simon Mac London Phoenix CC 58:25
34 David Atkinson VCT Racing 58:30
35 Sean Bradley Team Trident 58:30
36 Nicholas Coe Verulam Really Moving 58:36
37 Pete Lindsell Tri London 58:55
38 Thomas Coombes Tri London 59:11
39 Matt Yardley Macclesfield Wheelers 59:13
40 Michael Atkinson North Road CC 59:48
41 Neal Marrin Finsbury Park CC 1:00:09
42 Ryan Sheppard G.S. Henley 1:00:11
43 David Green North Road CC 1:00:16
44 Anton Blackie Rapha Cycling Club 1:01:04
45 Adam Laycock VTTA (East Anglia Group) 1:01:10
46 Amy Pritchard Giant Camden Team Liv 1:01:16
47 Jim Higson CC London 1:01:43
48 James Fox Rapha Cycling Club 1:01:48
49 Richard Weltz Team Trident 1:01:55
50 Elizabeth Marvelly Liv AWOL 1:01:56
51 Oliver Chapman Welwyn Whs 1:02:04
52 James Moss North Road CC 1:02:39
53 Nick Clarke Arctic Tacx RT 1:02:39
54 Ben Luget Tri London 1:02:50
55 Richard Lofthouse Eagle Road Club 1:03:14
56 Gareth Davies London Phoenix CC 1:03:48
57 Sinclair Easton CC London 1:03:49
58 Jennifer Andrews CC Ashwell 1:03:58
59 Peter Holden Team Trident 1:04:13
60 Graham Irvine London Phoenix CC 1:04:20
61 Andrew Mussett Team Trident 1:05:37
62 Nuala Robinson North Road CC 1:05:58
63 Sean O’Donnell CC London 1:06:09
64 Robert Gilmour Hounslow & District Whs 1:06:10
65 Anthony Taylor North Road CC 1:06:14
66 Chris Dixon North Road CC 1:06:49
67 Steve Rust Team Trident 1:06:53
68 Christine Pout Verulam Really Moving 1:07:41
69 Robert Barrett High Wycombe CC 1:08:09
70 Richard Miller CC London 1:08:11
71 Lenka Vackova Rapha Cycling Club 1:08:25
72 Andrew Hadfield North Road CC 1:30:02