Overall victory at the Barnesbury CC 25-mile Johnny Rankin Trophy event in Northumberland went to Basel Razouk of Torvelo Racing, while quickest female rider was Vicky Gibbs (Reifen Racing).
Glasgow-based Razouk clocked 51-06 for the course near Bedlington, fast enough for the win by 1-37 from talented juvenile Harris Hall (Velo Culture), while Adam Smith of Team Kirkley Cycles completed the male podium with a time of 53-25.
Gibbs clocked 1-06-17 to take the win by almost two minutes from Adele McAleer (Velo Culture) who was on a road bike, while third (and also second fastest on a road bike) was Lois Jarvis (NTR) in 1-08-22.
Quickest male rider on a road bike was Noel Stoddart (Blaydon CC) in 59-34.
The morning had started out really calm early on, but by the time of the event the squally winds returned and made conditions quite challenging.
“This was a tricky day in blustery conditions typical of this season, where it feels like you're struggling but have to press on hoping it's not just you,” said Razouk.
“I tried to pace each leg North conservatively, leaving some in the tank to push on the way back. I think that paid off, if anything too well, with the last 20 minutes as good as I felt in the rhythm.
“It's been a bit of a stop-start season so far for me, so I’m pleased to get a win and a solid time with plenty to work on.”
In other categories fastest veteran was Philip Kennell of GS Metro in 53:38 (+15:29 on standard).
In the Barnesbury CC club riders competition Zach Haigh made it a good day on the bike by winning the Stan Sadler trophy for Fastest Novice and the Jack Burnley Handicap trophy. Zach’s ride time was 58:04 for ninth overall.
Pos Name Club Gender Cat Time
1 Basel Razouk Torvelo Racing Male Senior 51:06
2 Harris Hall Velo Culture Male Juvenile 52:43
3 Adam Smith Team Kirkley Cycles Male Senior 53:25
4 Philip Kennell GS Metro Male Vet 53:38
5 Phil Hall Velo Culture Male Vet 53:44
6 Harry Walker Revolver Racing Male Vet 55:20
7 Peter Stokoe Reifen Racing Male Senior 56:07
8 Elliot Sharp Vector Racing Male Senior 57:41
9 Zach Haigh Barnesbury CC Male Senior 58:04
10 Nev Martin Velo Culture Male Vet 58:19
11 Chris Mather Derwentside CC Male Vet 58:57
12 Mark Whaley Blaydon CC Male Vet 58:59
13 Christopher Beaty Allen Valley Velo Male Senior 59:05
14 James Meadows Cleveland Wheelers CC Male Senior 59:10
15 Wayne Coates Team Bottrill Male Vet 59:17
16 Tim Burdon Allen Valley Velo Male Vet 59:22
17 Noel Stoddart Blaydon CC Male Vet 59:34
18 Adam Harrison Barnesbury CC Male Vet 59:36
19 Stephen Makin Falkirk B C Male Vet 59:38
20 Gordon Murdoch GTR - Return To Life Male Vet 1:00:23
21 Kris Whitelaw Vector Racing Male Senior 1:00:39
22 Jonathan Cairns Nth Tyneside Riders CC Male Senior 1:00:54
23 Graham Jones Edinburgh Road Club Male Vet 1:00:59
24 James Anderson North Shields Poly Male Senior 1:01:01
25 Kevin Hall Protech Velo Male Vet 1:01:20
26 Darren Robson North Tyneside Riders CC Male Vet 1:01:38
27 Scott Walton Tyne Tri Male Senior 1:01:44
28 Ian Elliot Hawick Cycling Club Male Vet 1:02:13
29 Martin Rasmussen Tyneside Vagabonds CC Male Vet 1:04:00
30 Keith Sibbald Zeus CRT Male Vet 1:04:30
31 Keith Davison Hadrian RT Male Vet 1:04:48
32 Alan Turnbull Hawick Cycling Club Male Vet 1:05:24
33 Vicky Gibbs Reifen Racing Female Vet 1:06:17
34 Ian Gallon North Tyneside Riders CC Male Vet 1:06:18
35 Paul Barrett Velo Culture Male Senior 1:07:29
36 Adele McAleer Velo Culture Female Senior 1:08:03
37 Lois Jarvis Nth Tyneside Riders CC Female Senior 1:08:22
38 Peter Darnell South Shields Velo CC Male Senior 1:09:45
39 Angela McGurk Blaydon CC Female Vet 1:09:58
40 David Lavery North Tyneside Riders CC Male Vet 1:11:17
41 Ray Bell Derwentside CC Male Vet 1:11:49
42 Mick Chappel North Tyneside Riders CC Male Vet 1:16:31
43 Heather Gould North Shields Poly Female Vet 1:27:45