East Lancashire Road Club (Preference North DC Clubs)(90 Riders)

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  • Date: 17-Apr-21
  • Time: 18:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: L1015
  • Closing Date: 06-Apr-21 23:59
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Youngsters Peden and Smith charge to clear victories in East Lancashire RC 10

  • Published: 18 Apr 21
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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George Peden

George Peden (Team PB Performance) took his second victory of the season by a clear margin in the East Lancashire Road Club 10, while Abi Smith (Team Breeze) added another women’s win to her tally along with a personal best time.

Peden, a 21-year-old student from Ballymoney in Northern Ireland, is currently living and studying in Leeds.

After finishing second in the Bramley Wheelers 10 last weekend he went one better in Cumbria clocking a time of 18 minutes and 41 seconds.

Riders battled a cross-headwind on the longer outward leg on the A590 from Levens to Lindale before having a cross-tailwind home but were treated to a nice evening with clear skies in Cumbria.

Leading the fight for second was Patrick Hickey (Rossendale RC) in 19-41 just 12 seconds ahead of quickest veteran Derek Parkinson (Springfield Financial Racing Team).

Parkinson beat second veteran Daniel Shackleton (ABC Centreville) by a single second (19-54) while Ben Harrison (Crimson Orientation Marketing RT) was third in the category (20-03).

Quickest junior was host club rider Sam Kelly in 24-20 while team-mate Adam Smith was fastest juvenile (29-20).

Abi Smith

“It was my first time riding that course, it was a nice night for it and I enjoyed it,” said Peden.

“It was good to be back racing in the UK as I did a lot of time trials back home [in Northern Ireland] last year.

“So it was good to get stuck in and start getting some results. I want to be racing as much as possible.”

Smith, who turned 19 earlier this month, showed her form by knocking almost a minute off her 10-mile personal best to record a time of 20-46 which was good enough for 13th overall.

Junior rider Maddie Leech (PH-MAS Cycling) also showed her improvement and knocked a minute off her personal best to take second in 21-32.

Rounding off the podium positions was leading veteran Erica Booth (Lancashire RC) whose time of 21-53 was only good enough for third on this occasion.

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