Hampshire Road Club (Pref to Hampshire Road Club riders)

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  • Date: 25-Jul-21
  • Time: 07:00
  • Distance: 25 Miles
  • Course: P881/25
  • Closing Date: 13-Jul-21 23:59
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Burton and George charge to victories in Hampshire Road Club 25

  • Published: 27 Jul 21
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Paul Burton

Veteran Paul Burton (Paceline RT) set a new course record on his way to winning the Hampshire Road Club 25, while Jennifer George (The Independent Pedaler – Nopinz) won the women’s event.

Burton, from London, battled against miserable conditions to clock a winning time of 46 minutes and 40 seconds.

The 40-year-old also won the Hampshire Road Club 10 on the P881 earlier this season and showed his progression by recording a faster average speed over the longer distance of 32.14 miles per hour to win on this occasion.

 The P881/25 saw competitors start near Greatham before joining the A3 past the Longmoor Ranges and then turning near Bramshott.

Riders then headed back through the start and turning at Farnham Road back to the finish. Once the out and back legs were completed riders then completed the outward leg for the second time before reaching the finish.

Despite there being a full field of 120 riders down on the start sheet there was only 59 finishers such were the conditions.

Felix Wilkinson (Tetbury Velos) had won his last two events but had to settle for second on this time out finishing 34 seconds down in 47-14.

Veteran Christopher McNamara (Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT) was unbeaten in individual events this season winning nine events so far but was beaten into third on this occasion in 47-37.

Meanwhile, third veteran on scratch was Adam Bidwell (Kingston Wheelers CC) finishing in a time of 48-57.

The tandem event, run alongside the open, was won by the only machine, ridden by Rachael Elliott and Ian Greenstreet (Newbury Velo) with a 48-51.

George, aged 38, took a convincing victory in the women’s event with her time of 53-08 some three minutes and 44 seconds clear of her nearest challenger.

Already this season George has placed third in the National Circuit Championships and fourth in the National 100-mile Championships and is set to battle for national honours again next week in the National 25-mile Championships.

Veteran Claire Emons (Newbury RC) took second in 56-52 while Lisa Davis (Drag2Zero) finished third on this occasion in 57-39.

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Results

Men
1 Paul Burton (Paceline RT) 46.40
2 Felix Wilkinson (Tetbury Velos) 47.14
3 Christopher McNamara (Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT) 47.37

Women
1 Jennifer George (The Independent Pedaler – Nopinz) 53.08
2 Claire Emons (Newbury RC) 56.52
3 Lisa Davis (Drag2Zero) 57.39