East Anglian VTTA (Pref to East Anglian Vets)(Entries close 11/08/2020)

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  • Date: 22-Aug-20
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: e2/10
  • Closing Date: 11-Aug-20 23:59
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Bidwell and Field take wins at East Anglian VTTA 10

  • Published: 27 Aug 20
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Jackie Field

Adam Bidwell (Kingston Wheelers) adapted to the windy conditions best to take scratch victory in the East Anglian VTTA 10, while Jackie Field (CC Ashwell) was quickest woman on scratch and standard.

It was Bidwell’s first victory of the season after finishing sixth in the VTTA 50 last month.

On this occasion he recorded a scratch time of 20 minutes and 39 seconds which was 13 seconds quicker than his nearest challenger.

The E2/10 course was used in last season’s National 10 Mile Championship and is a traditional out and back down the A11 in Cambridgeshire starting outside Six Mile Bottom and turning at Fourwentways.

During last year’s nationals Bidwell clocked a time of 19-52 for 35th, but due to the windy conditions was considerably slower on this occasion.

Matt O’Brien (Loose Cannon’s Conditioning) took second on scratch in 20-52 while Kevin Tye (VeloRefined Rule 5) completed the scratch podium places clocking 20-54.

Tye took the victory on standard with a +6.36 ahead of Tim Hood (Team Bottrill) in second with +6.16 and Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec C.C) in third +6.11.

Adam Bidwell

In the women’s event Field, who also won the CC Breckland 50 the previous weekend, clocked a winning scratch time of 23-31 and top standard time of +6.01.

On scratch she beat Louise Robinson (Essex Roads CC) into second by just 22 seconds (23-53) while Susan Triplow (CC Sudbury) completed the scratch podium positions in 25-55.

The formidable AeroCoach duo of Ian Greenstreet and Rachael Elliott were clear victors in the tandem event clocking an average of over30 miles per hour and time of 19-45.

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* A full gallery of images from this event by Kimroy Photography is available here