Ben Stead (3RT) boosted his win tally for the season in the Circuit of Ingleborough 26.2-mile time trial event, while Joanna Cebrat (Bury Clarion CC) was the fastest woman in the Pendle Forest CC event.
Despite the hilly terrain and hard headwind 38-year-old Stead put up the third fastest time ever recorded on the L271 course, a time of 1:00:59 which was nearly three minutes faster than his nearest rival.
50-year-old Richard Bideau (Pendle Forest CC) clocked in at 1:03:38 to secure a second placed finish and also claim the prize as fastest veteran. Following him was 15-year-old Patrick Casey (Team Lifting Gear Products) who finished with an impressive time of 1:04:57.
Lancashire-based Stead had achieved three wins prior to this event over the course of the season, making this his fourth triumph of 2021 in open events. These victories have come via the VTTA 50, Blackburn and District CTC 10.6, Beacon Wheelers 14.9 and now the Pendle Forest CC 26.2.
42-year-old Manchester-based Cebrat took her first time trial victory of the season in the women’s competition clocking a time of 1:20:09.
Eve Davies-Heywood (Team 22) was the only other women’s competitor clocking a time of 1:38:42 for second.
The fastest juvenile on the day was of course Casey, but as he finished third the prize for that category went to 13-year-old Davey Allanson who finished in 1:26:35 while his 14-year-old brother Joseph Allanson finished in 1:32:05. Both ride for Bury Clarion CC.
The fastest over-40 veteran was Matt Moorhouse (Preston CC), he finished fourth overall with a time of 1:05:16. Similar to the juvenile category the fastest over-50 veteran was in the top three and therefore the prize was awarded to Daniel Shackleton (ABC Centreville) as he clocked a time of 1:07:37. Finally, the over-60 veterans prize went to Peter Greenwood (Clayton Velo), he finished the course in 1:13:21.
As for the team prize that was taken by Pendle Forest CC, they finished with a combined time of 3 hours 29 minutes exactly, a time accumulated between Richard Bideau, Russell Marsden and Matt Kayley.
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