Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) and Angela Carpenter (a3crg) were crowned VTTA National 10 Champions after a hard fought competition on the Sussex border.
The G10/41 loop on the county border was the scene of this year’s VTTA National 10 with riders traveling north on the A29 away from Horsham before making the return journey on the A24.
Ainsworth, aged 60, was crowned the men’s champion clocking a time of 21 minutes and seven seconds around the loop accumulating a standard result of +6.32.
He was chased home by younger rival Neil Mackley (...a3crg) whose slightly slower scratch time of 21.16 gave him a +5.56.
Rounding off the men’s podium was 65-year-old Andrew Grant (Cambridge CC) clocking 22.29 for a +5.44.
The women’s event saw a3crg team-mates Angela Carpenter and Sarah Matthews battle it out for the victory.
Carpenter’s time of 23.02 was enough for the win with a standard result of +6.04 ahead of Matthew (+5.28) with Helen Roby (Spirit Bikes CC) rounding off the podium with +4.22.
Fastest tandem was Ian Greenstreet (AeroCoach) and Rachael Elliot (Newbury RC) who finished in 20.56 giving them a standard of +5.43.
Fastest rider on scratch went Christopher McNamara (Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT) who clocked a winning time of 20.10.
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Veteran men on std:
1 Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) +6:32
2 Neil Mackley (...a3crg) +5:56
3 Andrew Grant (Cambridge CC) +5:44
4 Darren Maironis (Transition RT) +5:20
5 Steve Dennis (East Grinstead CC) +4:53
6 Nik Allen (Worthing Excelsior CC) +4:51
7 Martin Jones Colour Tech +4.48
8 James Fawcett Hampshire RC +4.48
Veteran women on std:
1 Angela Carpenter (a3crg) +6:40
2 Sarah Matthews (a3crg) +5:28
3 Helen Roby (Spirit Bikes CC) +4.22
Tandem: Ian Greenstreet (AeroCoach) & Rachael Elliot (Newbury RC) +5.43
1 Christopher McNamara Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT 20:10
2 Keith Ainsworth Sheffrec CC 21:07
3 Darren Maironis Transition Race Team 21:11
4 Neil Mackley a3crg 21:16
=5 Nik Allen Worthing Excelsior CC 21:45
=5 Howard Bayley Blazing Saddles 21:45
6 Martin Jones Colour Tech RT 21:52
7 James Fawcett Hampshire Road Club 22:15
8 Steve Dennis East Grinstead CC (Merlin Coaching) 22:19