Max Stedman (HuntBikeWheels.com) took his second win in as many weeks at the tough Westbury Wheelers 26 event, while Isabella McNally (Westbury Wheelers) took the women’s honours.
After winning the traditional out and back Chippenham & District Wheelers 10 last weekend Stedman was victorious again this time clocking 57-42 on the WTTA Hardriders course.
Starting and finishing at the top of Druley Hill riders experienced a fast start before completing an undulating loop, descending down to the B3092 and then passing through Maiden Bradley before linking onto the A361 at the top of the course.
Riders then joined the A359 back south towards Bruton before joining the unclassified road and climb back up Druley Hill to the finish.
A strong south westerly wind made the outward journey a tough one but sunshine and a warm day helped conditions.
Oscar Hutchings (Team Tor 2000/Kalas) was the only other rider to break the hour finishing second in 58-35, his fifth top-six placing this season.
Robert Glover (Rogue Racing) finished third clocking 1-00-20.
Quickest veteran over-40 was Tony Chapman (Frome and District Wheelers) in 1-03-24; over-50 was Roy Carless (Swindon Road Club) in 1-07-36 and over-60 was Paul Winchcombe (Chippenham & District Wheelers) in 1-11-05.
The women’s category saw a close battle for victory as McNally finished in 1-23-32 which was just 24 seconds faster than veteran Joanna Knight (Bristol South Cycling Club).
It was McNally’s first traditional time trial after previously competing in hill climbs and a road bike 10-mile event.
Olive Holliday (Avid Sport) rounded off the women’s podium positions clocking a time of 1-24-56.
Sarah Jeffries (Westbury Wheelers) was second veteran woman (1-27-45) ahead of team-mate Kathryn Butt (1-33-05).
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