Dan Bigham (Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling) took over a minute off the course record in the Nova Raiders CC 10 to get his British season off to a flying start, while Jessica Rhodes-Jones (AeroCoach) won the women’s event.
Bigham, who had just returned from a period of working and racing time trials in Denmark, clocked a winning time of 18 minutes and 27 seconds in Shropshire.
The previous course record was 19.38 set by Arthur Franklin (Portishead CC) last September, but Bigham knocked a minute and 11 seconds off that time and was only the third rider to record a sub-20 minutes time on the course.
The D10/23R course saw riders head north into a headwind on the out and back course from Waters Upton before turning for home at Hodnet.
Bigham, aged 29, from Stone, had time to recon the local course the day prior to the event and the member of the winning National Team Time Trial squad clocked a blistering time almost two minutes clear of his nearest rival.
Under-23 rider George Mills-Keeling led the rest of the field home to give Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling a one-two with his time of 20-16 just two seconds quicker than Kieran Morris (Team Bottrill).
In the women’s event Rhodes-Jones took her first open victory of the season clocking a time of 22-26, beating Anna Docherty (Team Breeze) by nearly a minute (23:25).
Rhodes-Jones was pushed into second in the Coventry 10 towards the end of last season but showed improvement in her time by 24 seconds over the long break.
Third place woman went to host club rider Deb Hutson-Lumb (Nova Raiders CC) who finished in 23-57.
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1 Dan Bigham Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling 18:27
2 George Mills-Keeling Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling 20:16
3 Kieran Morris Team Bottrill 20:18
4 Daniel Watts Royal Air Force Cycling Association 20:47
5 Grant Bigham VeloRunner RT 20:53
6 Alastair Ribbands Manchester Wheelers 20:55
7 Dean Callister Nova Raiders CC 21:03
8 Christopher Halford Wrekinsport CC 21:14
9 Stephen Feeney Team Chronomaster 21:18
9 Nick Morgan Hitchin Nomads CC 21:18
11 Tim Beardmore Nova Raiders CC 21:19
11 Henri Bedford Revolutions Racing 21:19
13 Chris Mann Velotik Racing Team 21:33
14 James Satoor Mid Shropshire Wheelers 21:42
15 Ben Bright Marsh Tracks Race Team 22:01
16 Jonathan Mills-Keeling Cycle Club Bridgnorth RWG 22:04
17 Bryn Davies Hafren CC 22:11
18 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC 22:18
19 Brett Lowndes Pro Vision Cycle Clothing 22:22
20 Jessica Rhodes-Jones AeroCoach 22:26
21 Andrew Rose Nova Raiders CC 22:53
22 Dean Dovey Nova Raiders CC 22:56
23 Adam Mumford Wrekinsport CC 23:12
24 Nicholas Long Nova Raiders CC 23:22
25 Anna Docherty Team Breeze 23:25
26 Rich Smith Wrekinsport CC 23:30
27 Graeme Donnell Nova Raiders CC 23:40
28 Andrew Lacon Nova Raiders CC 23:54
29 Deb Hutson-Lumb Nova Raiders CC 23:57
30 Allan Henderson Wrekinsport CC 24:12
30 Richard Howes Wrekinsport CC 24:12
32 Jon Bradley Nova Raiders CC 24:29
33 Neil Wilson Paramount CRT 24:33
34 Ian Connolly Ludlow CC 24:43
35 Tony Harvey Mid Shropshire Wheelers 24:53
36 Steve Cornish Mid Shropshire Wheelers 25:05
37 Phil Guy North Shropshire Wheelers 25:08
38 Steve Chapman Nova Raiders CC 25:22
39 Tony Perrin Stone Wheelers CC 25:26
40 Rebecca Woodvine Mid Shropshire Wheelers 25:48
41 Ian Casson Birkenhead Victoria CC 25:52
42 Jenny York Mid Shropshire Wheelers 25:54
43 Les Boughey North Shropshire Wheelers 25:58
44 Carys Blowers Mid Shropshire Wheelers 25:59
45 Dave York Mid Shropshire Wheelers 26:00
46 Bethan Till Wrekinsport CC 26:06
47 Louise Hurdley Hafren CC 26:08
48 Lucy Bulkeley Velotik Racing Team 26:09
49 Jenny Newton Nova Raiders CC 26:19
50 Richard Goddard Newport (Shropshire) CC 26:51
51 Helen Tudor Oswestry Paragon CC 27:30
52 Mel Griffiths Mid Shropshire Wheelers 37:48
1 Charlotte Chapman Nova Raiders CC 27:39
1 Jade Chapman Nova Raiders CC 27:39