Megan Dickerson and Nick Livermore came out on top at the Bristol South CC 10-mile time trial held on the U7b course in Gloucestershire on Saturday.
Dickerson, the 24-year-old from Bristol who rides for the Skoda DSI Cycling Academy team, covered the course near Stone in 21-46 to take the women’s prize and continue her good early season form with a new course record.
Meanwhile the promoting club’s own Nick Livermore, 30 and also from Bristol, secured his first victory with a time of 20-25, coming after placing third and fourth in other open time trials so far this season.
It was Dickerson’s third victory in three open time trials ridden so far this season, and she will be looking to take her good form into the second round of the Merlin Cycles Classic Series next Sunday.
Her time of 21-46 in Saturday’s Bristol South CC event was 27 seconds quicker than her time on the same course a few weeks ago as she powered to victory in the FTP Racing event. But while her win that day was by well over a minute, this time she was pushed all the way by Elizabeth Bennett (Drops-Le Col s/b Tempur) who was just ten seconds further back as runner-up.
In the men’s category overall winner Livermore was 17 seconds faster than his nearest rival, with Espoir Sam Beckett (Wales Racing Academy) clocking 20-42 to take second spot by just two seconds from veteran Nick English (AeroCoach) in third.
Livermore plans to next be in action in the Chippenham & District Wheelers 10 on May 1, where Nick English is also hoping to get a ride.
The event also featured a road bikes category, and victory went to Conor McGoldrick (Primera-TeamJobs) in 21-41, while quickest female was Emily Kate Walton (Bristol South CC) in 26-10.
McGoldrick – who went on to win the first test road race event on Sunday – was 39 seconds quicker than second-placed Jake Hollins (Bath CC) while Joe Colley (RAF CA) was third, another 1-20 behind.
Walton’s time of 26-10 gave her the women’s win by 33 seconds from Elizabeth Pressage (VC Venta).
The Gloucestershire course sees riders travel out and back on the wide A38 heading north from Woodford before turning for home at the roundabout with the A4135.
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