50-year-old Fargher leads the way

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Gordon Fargher scored a convincing victory in the Border City Wheelers hilly 32-mile time trial at Cumdivock, Cumbria, on Saturday.

The 50-year-old secured the win in his club?s own event, and showed his younger rivals the way with a comfortable winning margin.

He clocked 1-24-31 to beat 34-year-old VC Cumbria rival Brian Payton by two and a half minutes. Another Border City Wheeler, 26-year-old Richard Bickley, was third, another two minutes off the pace.

Elsewhere, Dean Lubin stepped up from second last year to take victory in the Hainault Road Club hilly 28.5-mile event at Navestock in Essex on Sunday.

The PCA Ciclos Uno rider clocked 1-11-30 to win by almost a minute from API?s Mark ?Pnut? Arnold.

Missing out on the course record by just nine seconds, Richard Prebble (Pinarello RT) won the East Surrey Hardriders 29.9-mile time trial near Reigate on a cold and windy day in Surrey.

His time of 1-07-34 gave him the win by just two seconds, with rival Pete Tadros (In Gear-Quickvit RT) pushing him all the way.

Chippenham and District Wheelers? Jeff Jones successfully defended his 2008 title in his club?s own 24.3-mile time trial based on roads around Sutton Benger in Wiltshire.

Improving 1-12 on his 2008 time, Jones was 34 seconds faster than his nearest rival, Chris Birch of East Street Cycles.

Julian Ramsbottom (De Rosa RT) broke the course record in the Scunthorpe Road Club 10-mile event in Lincolnshire on Saturday, clocking 20-51 to win by 11 seconds, while his team-mate Matt Bottrill won the Matlock CC 25 in Derbyshire by around two and a half minutes.

And in the Sheffrec CC two-up 25-mile event in South Yorkshire, Planet X hardmen Wayne Randle and Bradley Johnston clocked 53-41 to take victory by almost two minutes over RAF CA duo Gary Breezer and Jon Surtees.

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