ABC Centreville rider Ben Stead and Fiona Sharp (Team Swift) were fastest male and female riders respectively at the Otley CC 25-mile time trial near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, on Saturday.
Stead, 37 and from Littleborough, clocked 54-21 to win by 18 seconds from Ed Nicholson (York Cycleworks), while Anthony Ashworth (Wetherby Wheelers) was third, another 37 seconds off the pace.
And Sharp added another victory to her growing list of 2019 wins with a time of 1-01-51 which gave her the victory by more than eight minutes from Otley CC’s Helen Goldthorpe, while Sandra Burrows (Vive le Velo) was third fastest female.
The V235 course begins alongside the A on the A168 to the east of Arkendale, and heads south to Walshford before turning and heading back up all the way to Boroughbridge. The riders complete another run down to Walshford, before heading back up and finishing just above the start point.
Sam Howcroft (Otley CC) clocked 1-04-24 to take the junior prize, while the fastest Espoir was Benjamin Moody (Team Backstedt Bike Performance) with an impressive 57-14.
The prize for over-40 veteran (under the one rider one prize rule) went to John Morgan (Cover Your Car) with 56-16, while the over-50s prize went to Craig Moody (Giant Halifax RT) with 1-00-05. But the over-60 winner went quicker, Tim Garwell (Otley CC) having clocked 59-02.
And the prize for the fastest team went to the Otley CC duo of Sam Howcroft and Tim Garwell, who combined for 2-03-26.
The victory is the third win on Stead’s CTT record this season, having also tasted victory in the Manchester and District TTA 50 last month as well as the Wigan Wheelers two-up charity 25 where he rode with Daniel Shackleton.
But Stead has been in good form for much of the year, having placed second in the Withington Wheelers 10 on August 31, the Manchester DTTA 25 in June, the Blackburn and District CTC two-up 10 in May and the Macclesfield Wheelers 25 in April.
Sharp’s win is her 14th open victory of the season according to her CTT record. She was fastest female at the VTTA National 15-Mile Championship last weekend, and prior to that recent victories have included the VTTA Yorkshire 10 and Team Sportslab 10 in August.
July saw her win the Team Swift 50, while in June she was victorious in the Yorkshire Road Club 25, the Drighlington BC 10 and Hartlepool CC 50.
Sharp proved fastest female in the Selby CC 10 in May, as well as the Drighlington BC 25, while April’s victories included the City RC 10 and VTTA Yorkshire 25. And her season began in March, when she was victorious in the Yorkshire CF 10 and City RC 15.
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Pos Name Team Sex Cat Time
1 Ben Stead ABC Centreville Male Sen 54:21
2 Ed Nicholson York Cycleworks Male Vet 40 54:39
3 Anthony Ashworth Wetherby Whs Male Vet 50 55:16
4 John Morgan Coveryourcar.co.uk RT Male Vet 40 56:16
5 Glen Turnbull MTS Cycle Sport Male Vet 40 56:31
6 Benjamin James Moody Team Backstedt Bike Performance Male Esp 57:14
7 Peter Hook VC York Male Sen 57:53
8 Matthew Asquith Team Sportslab Male Vet 40 58:23
9 Chris Taylor Holmfirth C C Male Vet 40 59:01
10 Tim Garwell Otley CC Male Vet 60 59:02
11 Craig Moody Giant Halifax Race Team Male Vet 50 1:00:05
12 Paul Mapletoft Kiveton Park Cycling Club Male Vet 50 1:01:08
13 Steve Burrows Vive Le Velo Male Vet 60 1:01:17
14 James Meadows Cleveland Wheelers CC Male Sen 1:01:21
15 Mark Johnson Yorkshire Road Club Male Vet 50 1:01:26
16 James Hewitt Halifax Imperial Wheelers Male Sen 1:01:29
17 Fiona Sharp Team Swift Female Vet 40 1:01:51
18 Richard Keenlyside Team Bottrill Male Vet 40 1:01:57
19 Jymmy Trevor Hull Thursday RC Male Vet 40 1:02:00
20 Ross Burton Calder Clarion Male Vet 40 1:03:15
21 Richard Dixon Team Swift Male Vet 50 1:03:39
22 Sam Straw Albarosa CC Male Sen 1:03:55
23 Michael Lamb Kiveton Park Cycling Club Male Vet 50 1:03:58
24 Sam Howcroft Otley CC Male Jun 1:04:24
25 Tom Maher Horwich Cycling Club Male Vet 40 1:04:28
26 Steven Scott Albarosa CC Male Vet 40 1:04:33
27 Alasdair Bruce Yorkshire Road Club Male Vet 60 1:05:47
28 Mark Burtonshaw Team Swift Male Vet 60 1:06:15
29 Colin Birchall HD Revolutions Male Vet 40 1:07:58
30 Matthew Mullier Harrogate Nova CC Male Jun 1:08:37
31 Chris Jones Calderdale Tri Club Male Vet 40 1:09:18
32 Helen Goldthorpe Otley CC Female Vet 40 1:10:11
33 Sandra Burrows Vive Le Velo Female Vet 50 1:12:30
34 Isobel Fletcher VC Glasgow South Female Vet 50 1:20:35
Jo Scott Team Swift Female Vet 50 DNF
Rich Banks Calder Clarion Male Vet 50 DNF
Joe Howcroft Otley CC Male Esp DNF
Andy Clark Rutland Cycling Club Male Vet 50 DNS(Apol)
Paul Brierley Huddersfield RC Male Vet 50 DNS(Apol)
Greg Jessop Otley CC Male Vet 60 DNS(Apol)
Joe Greaves Bronte Whs Male Vet 60 DNS(Apol)
Daniel Shaw Halifax Imperial Wheelers Male Vet 50 DNS(Apol)
Kevin Melia VC Bradford Male Vet 50 DNS(Apol)
Liam Walker University of Sheffield Cycling Club Male Sen DNS