Espoir George Elliott (Liverpool Century RC) battled against rainy conditions to claim victory in the Chester Road Club 25 in Shropshire, while Frances Owen (Fibrax Wrexham RC) won the women’s event.
Pre-race favourite Elliott, 19, clocked in at 51:47 to continue his winning form. The rider from Liverpool is somewhat of a 25-mile specialist, having won all of the previous 25-mile rides he has participated in since the beginning of 2019, all in sub one hour.
Mitch Russell (Energy Cycling Club) and Victor Chetta (Pirate Juice CC) were the two other riders that made up the podium, finishing in 52:23 and 53:05 respectively, with Chetta being best veteran.
Mathew Roberts (Team Bottrill) finished in fourth overall, 53:08 was the time for the senior rider. Just missing a podium spot after also finishing fourth in his last 25-mile ride. Only three seconds out this time.
Meanwhile in the women’s event Owen recorded her first 25-mile victory since the beginning of May, but third of the season, clocking a time of 56:35 this time out.
Alison Dockney (Market Drayton Cycling Club) finished second, a further five minutes and 57 seconds behind in 1:02:32, while Lorna Harper (Mersey Tri) finished in 1:04:36 to round off the podium.
Finishing just outside of the podium for the women’s event was senior rider Jasmine Baker (Mersey Tri) who did the 25-mile ride in 1:08:37.
Fastest female veteran was Elaine Jewkes (Port Sunlight Wheelers) clocking in at 1:15:49.
The course begins in Tern Hill and goes along the A442 before turning near Telford and Wrekin at the A5223 roundabout and heading back.
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Position Name Team Time
1 George Elliott Liverpool Century RC 51:47
2 Mitch Russell Clwb Beicio Egni/Energy Cycling Club 52:23
3 Victor Chetta Pirate juice cc 53:05
4 Mathew Roberts Team Bottrill 53:08
5 Tim Beardmore Bridgnorth Cycling Club 54:24
6 Mike Booker Chester RC 54:35
7 Henri Bedford Revolutions Racing 54:48
8 Benjamin Goodfellow Fibrax Wrexham RC 55:01
9 Jason Walkley Royal Air Force Cycling Association 55:05
10 Jake Turner Mersey Tri 55:18
11 Kevin Larmer Port Sunlight Wheelers 55:22
12 Mark Benson Chester Triathlon Club 55:45
13 Paul Grindley Liverpool Century RC 56:10
14 Jonathan Mills-Keeling Bridgnorth Cycling Club 56:24
15 Frances Owen Fibrax Wrexham RC 56:35
16 Mark Clair Mersey Tri 57:04
17 Sam Hughes Liverpool Century RC 57:05
18 Andrew Lacon Nova Raiders CC 57:07
19 Ian Holbrook Stone Wheelers CC 57:20
20 Jed Friskney MULE .C.C. 57:29
21 Ben Love Pirate juice cc 57:31
22 Graham Noble Pirate juice cc 57:47
23 Richard Gadsden Liverpool Braveheart Bicycle Club 57:50
24 Tom Davies Rapha Cycling Club 58:01
25 Bryn Davies Hafren CC 58:03
26 Mark Jones Fibrax Wrexham RC 58:15
27 Oscar Sinfield Liverpool Phoenix CC (Aintree) 58:33
28 David Wright Warrington Road Club/Horton Light Engineering 58:35
29 Colin Hayes Liverpool Century RC 58:36
30 Philip Hill Pirate juice cc 58:42
31 Neil Buckley Port Sunlight Wheelers 58:44
32 Jonathan Weavell Stafford Triathlon Club 58:53
33 Andrew Rose Nova Raiders CC 58:58
34 Steven Hankey Warrington Road Club/Horton Light Engineering 59:12
35 Steve Aston Fibrax Wrexham RC 59:44
36 Sam Evans Chester Triathlon Club 1:00:06
37 Keith Large Crewe Clarion Wheelers 1:00:32
38 Peter Grindley Liverpool Century RC 1:01:23
39 Jarod Garrington Graham Weigh Racing-Deeside Olympic 1:01:31
40 Barry Williams Mersey Tri 1:01:49
41 Ian Peers Army Cycling 1:01:55
42 Robin Hennessy North Wirral Velo 1:01:56
43 Alan Orme Frodsham Wheelers 1:01:56
44 Alan Forrester Graham Weigh Racing-Deeside Olympic 1:02:10
45 Paul Cookson Graham Weigh Racing-Deeside Olympic 1:02:29
46 Alison Dockney Market Drayton Cycling Club 1:02:32
47 Tom Dellicompagni Stafford Triathlon Club 1:03:25
48 Ian Connolly Ludlow CC 1:03:28
49 Warren Giddins Warrington Road Club/Horton Light Engineering 1:03:41
50 David Fox Warrington Road Club/Horton Light Engineering 1:03:41
51 Gareth Brookes North Shropshire Wheelers 1:03:47
52 Philip Gardner Mid Shropshire Wheelers 1:04:04
53 Richard Elmitt Fibrax Wrexham RC 1:04:04
54 Chris Lawson Graham Weigh Racing-Deeside Olympic 1:04:24
55 Gino Trasatti North Shropshire Wheelers 1:04:28
56 Mike Bigwood Wrekinsport CC 1:04:31
57 Lorna Harper Mersey Tri 1:04:36
58 Mark Donnelly Birkenhead North End CC 1:04:40
59 Ian Sutton Chester RC 1:04:50
60 John Westhead Paramount CRT 1:05:21
61 Steve Marlow Weaver Valley CC 1:06:13
62 Martin Sturge Graham Weigh Racing-Deeside Olympic 1:06:37
63 Mark Stocks Newport (Shropshire) CC 1:06:55
64 John Putt Crewe Clarion Wheelers 1:08:01
65 Les Boughey North Shropshire Wheelers 1:08:32
66 Jasmine Baker Mersey Tri 1:08:37
67 Stephen Cooke Walsall Roads Cycling Club 1:09:09
68 D J Fanning Fibrax Wrexham RC 1:09:23
69 Eurwyn Parry VTTA (Merseyside) 1:09:56
70 Ian Casson Birkenhead Victoria CC 1:10:24
71 David Smith Graham Weigh Racing-Deeside Olympic 1:15:23
72 Elaine Jewkes Port Sunlight Wheelers 1:15:49