Warrington Road Club (Including VTTA M/C NW Group) (Cheshire Points Series 8 Of 20)

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  • Date: 21-Aug-21
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 50 Miles
  • Course: J4/9
  • Closing Date: 10-Aug-21 23:59
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Ribbands and Rogers battle to victories in Warrington Road Club 50

  • Published: 22 Aug 21
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Alastair Ribbands

Alastair Ribbands (Manchester Wheelers) took his third victory of the season in wet conditions at the Warrington Road Club 50, while Lucy Rogers (Congleton CC) was a convincing winner of the women’s event.

Ribbands, aged 38, from Altrincham, was pushed for victory by his veteran counterparts but eventually finished 43 seconds clear clocking a time of one hour, 50 minutes and 48 seconds.

It was Ribbands’ third victory of the season after his wins in the Withington Wheelers 25 and Crewe Clarion Wheelers 16.5.

The J4/9 saw riders start on Byley Lane near Cranage before joining the A50 north and then turning north westerly onto the B5082 through Lach Dennis to Northwich.

Riders then headed straight down the A530 and then B5309 back south to the finish at Middlewich with competitors completing three and a half laps of the course to make up the 50-mile distance.

Rain had eased for the afternoon event but the roads remained wet for the whole event. However, times were helped by a warm temperature and very little wind.

Ribbands also won the Withington Wheelers 25 shortened version of the same course last weekend and was once again the victor.

Veteran rider Alan Chorley (Seamons CC) was looking for a first victory of the season but had to settle for second despite a valiant effort clocking 1-51-31.

Fellow veteran category rider Mat Ivings (Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles) took third place on the day finishing the course in 1-52-17.

In the road bike event 27-year-old Richard Lucas (Mapperley CC) took a clear victory and was the only rider to break the two-hour mark finishing in 1-58-19.

Nick Giles (Poco Loco Cycling R.T.) was second road bike finisher in 2-02-14 while Jimmy Froggatt (SKCC) finished third (2-09-52).

In the women’s event veteran Lucy Rogers (Congleton CC) stamped her authority on the event finishing over nine minutes clear of her nearest rival.

Rogers finished second in last weekend’s Withington Wheelers 25 but was a clear winner on this occasion.

Veteran Liz Batt (Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles) led the battle behind taking second in 2-15-59 while Molly Savill (Albarosa CC)finished third (2-18-31).

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1 Alastair Ribbands (Manchester Wheelers) 1:50.48
2 Alan Chorley (Seamons CC) 1:51.31
3 Mat Ivings (Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles) 1:52.17
4 Adrian Hughes (Seamons CC) 1:53.49
5 Ben Norbury (Congleton CC) 1:54.06
6 John Cripps (Warrington Road Club/Horton Light Engineering) 1:54.28

1 Lucy Rogers (Congleton CC) 2:06.13
2 Liz Batt (Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles) 2:15.59
3 Molly Savill (Albarosa CC)2:18.31
4 Lesley Norbury (Congleton CC) 2:39.34

Road bikes
1 Richard Lucas (Mapperley CC) 1:58.19
2 Nick Giles (Poco Loco Cycling R.T.) 2:02.14
3 Jimmy Froggatt (SKCC) 2:09.52