Macclesfield Wheelers’ rider Monica Greenwood was victorious in the Manchester and District Ladies’ CA 10-mile time trial near Cranage in Cheshire on Saturday, while Andrew Bradbury (Congleton CC) was best of the men.
Greenwood, 32, clocked 23-25 to take the win by just over one minute from Anna Weaver (East Lancashire RC), while Emily Martin (Weaver Valley CC) was third, 1-35 behind Greenwood’s pace.
Of the invited men, 34-year-old Bradbury was quickest having clocked 20-20 to win that category by just three seconds from Manchester BC’s Alex Royle, while David Parkin (Salford CC) was third with 20-54.
Some riders clocked fast times but many were held up by cows crossing on parts of the course, while heavy traffic also caused issues with a combination of good weather and road closures also contributing to heavy traffic with junction 19 of the M6 being closed as well as an accident on the A34.
There was a personal best performance for juvenile Nicholas Smith (Westmead Team 88) who clocked 29-10 in his efforts to stay clear of his dad who was off four minutes behind, while the happiest rider was Paul Robinson (Lyme Racing Club) who was completing his first time trial since breaking his back and neck in a mountaineering accident in 2019.
While Greenwood, Weaver and Martin secured the podium finishes, Claire Harrison (Congleton CC) was just five seconds back in fourth, while fifth went to her team-mate Lucy Rogers and sixth to Bury Clarion rider Katherine Swithenbank.
And the men’s event saw a good close battle for the top three, with David Crawley (Velotik Racing Team) being just three seconds off the podium with 20-57, while Tristan Pilling (Univ of Derby CC) was fifth in 21-23.
Greenwood’s victory comes after she placed second in her first open time trial of the season, finishing just 11 seconds behind the winner in the North Lancashire Road Club 10 back in April.
The event used the J2/3 course which begins on Twemlow Lane to the east of Cranage and heads through Twemlow Green and onto the A535. After passing Jodrell Bank it continues north to the turn at Chelford Road roundabout. Riders complete the ten miles near Twemlow Green.
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Pos Name Club Actual Time
1 Monica Greenwood Macclesfield Wheelers 23:25
2 Anna Weaver East Lancashire RC 24:26
3 Emily Martin Weaver Valley CC 25:00
4 Claire Harrison Congleton CC 25:05
5 Lucy Rogers Congleton CC 25:23
6 Katherine Swithenbank Bury Clarion CC 26:08
7 Lucy Bulkeley Velotik Racing Team 26:12
8 Lynsey Astles Congleton CC 26:20
9 Gail Lowe Congleton CC 26:21
10 Sally Cunliffe Ruthin Cycling Club 26:29
11 Jeanette Barber Seamons CC 28:07
12 Kerry Gleave Congleton CC 28:14
13 Alison Stephenson Congleton CC 29:29
14 Lesley Norbury Congleton CC 30:06
Pos Name Club Time
1 Andrew Bradbury Congleton CC 20:20
2 Alexander Royle Manchester Bicycle Club 20:23
3 David Parkin Salford Cycling Club 20:54
4 David Crawley Velotik Racing Team 20:57
5 Tristan Pilling University of Derby Cycling Club 21:23
6 Ben Norbury Congleton CC 21:35
7 Stephen Dooley Seamons CC 21:48
8 Daniel Shackleton ABC Centreville 21:57
9 Sam Taylor Weaver Valley CC 21:58
10 Adrian Hughes Seamons CC 22:01
11 George Booth TricentralUk 22:05
12 Darren Maironis Velotik Racing Team 22:09
13 Kevin Blades Bury Clarion CC 22:29
14 James Brayford Lyme Racing Club 22:47
15 Ross Hooley Innovation Racing 22:50
16 Matthew Last Manchester Bicycle Club 22:52
17 Robert Pollen Ashley Touring CC 22:55
18 Richard Collins Wigan Whs CC 23:00
19 Jonathan Lloyd Westmead Team 88 23:11
20 Daniel Chesters Warrington Road Club/Horton Light Engineering 23:13
21 Louis Thomas-Messenger Macclesfield Wheelers 23:18
22 Philip Gleave Congleton CC 23:18
23 Andy Gray Congleton CC 23:19
24 Austin Foy North Lancashire Road Club 23:28
25 Neil Swithenbank Bury Clarion CC 23:35
26 Mat Stephenson Congleton CC 23:49
27 Kevin Woodward Salford Cycling Club 24:07
28 Robert Bagot Warrington Road Club/Horton Light Engineering 24:08
29 Paul Robinson Lyme Racing Club 24:29
30 Tim Smith Westmead Team 88 24:44
31 David Tobin Manchester Wheelers 25:03
32 George Aldridge Birkenhead North End CC 26:25
33 Paul Barber Seamons CC 26:43
34 Adrian Fox Congleton CC 28:21
35 Nicholas Smith Westmead Team 88 29:10
36 John Leach Rossendale RC 29:54