Border City Whs CC

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  • Date: 28-Aug-21
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: L108
  • Closing Date: 17-Aug-21 23:59
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Brown and Watson take Cumbria victories

  • Published: 29 Aug 21
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Rachel Brown

Victory in the Border City Wheelers’ 10-mile time trial in Cumbria on Saturday went to Douglas Watson and Rachel Brown.

Watson, the 48-year-old who rides for GTR-Return to Life, clocked 19-48 on the L108 Newbiggin-on-Lune course to win overall by 25 seconds from Ross Walton (GS Metro) while third was Richard Nesfield (Beacon Wheelers).

And Brown, 35 years old and riding for Stomp the Pedal, covered the course in 23-17 to finish as fastest female by almost two minutes with second spot going to Karen Bailey (East Lancashire Road Club).

The popular course uses the A685 from Newbiggin-on-Lune and heads to Tebay, just before the M6 junction, where riders turn and head back.

In other categories the prize for top over-40 veteran went to Jason Bateman (VTTA North Lancs and Lakes Group) who clocked 20-41 and was fourth overall, while just six seconds behind him and fifth overall was Craig Horseman (Beacon Wheelers).

The over-50s veteran prize went to John Fiddies (Team Lusso) who was sixth overall with 21-35, nine seconds better than second-placed rider in that category, Adrian Sowerby (Border City Wheelers).

Teesdale CRC rider Russ Richardson was top over-60 veteran in 22-06, 32 seconds ahead of runner-up Peter Greenwood (Clayton Velo) who seven days earlier was crowned winner of the VTTA National 30-mile Championship.

And among the junior riders it was Ferryhill Wheelers’ Sophie Heighton who did superbly to finish in 26-48 and hold off second-placed Kieran Brownless (Teesdale CRC) by 13 seconds.

The best improvement prize went to Paul Tyler (Ferryhill Wheelers) who was 1-11 better than his previous with 23-48, while second was Taresa Biddle (Border City Wheelers).

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