British time trial round-up

North Devon Wheelers secured a 1-2-3 in the Camel Valley C&TC 10-mile event at Tresillian near Truro on Easter Saturday.

Blake Pond led the way in the event with a time of 21-17, while team-mates Graham Moir and Mark Lees clocked 22-06 and 22-17 respectively to make sure they also won the team prize.

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It was Pond’s second win in 24 hours, after a winning ride in the Mid-Devon CC hilly 23-mile event at Chudleigh, Devon, on Good Friday.

He clocked 47-24 in cold conditions to retain his South West Spoco (Sporting Courses) Champion title, beating Lees by 19 seconds.

Former British Best All-Rounder Matt Bottrill ( continued to reap the benefits of his good form when he scored a convincing victory in the Coalville Wheelers 10 at Griffydam in Leicestershire on Saturday.

His time of 20-45 was 16 seconds quicker than the next best rider, Zenith CC’s James Perkins, while Brett Harwood (Terry Wright Cycles) was third, another 14 seconds back.

Also enjoying some good form at the moment is Seb Ader (a3crg), and he won his club’s Good Friday 10 at Petersfield in Hampshire by 14 seconds from Stephen Whitewick (VeloRefined Aerosmiths).

Keith Murray (Strategic Lions) won the Birkenhead North End hilly 22 at Broxton in Cheshire, clocking 47-55 to win by almost two minutes from David Williams (Fibrax Wrexham RC).

And further north the Border City Wheelers’ 25 to the east of Carlisle in Cumbria, Tom Black (Team Manx Telecom) won with 59-07, 36 seconds quicker than his nearest rival Ian Stott (Blackburn & Dist CTC).

CC Weymouth rider Greg Parker took victory in the Bournemouth Arrow CC 10 at Lytchett Matravers in Dorset, clocking 20-59 to hold off Poole Wheelers duo Paul Jones and Gary Dighton by around a minute.

In Essex, veteran Glenn Taylor secured victory in the Eastern Counties CA 25 at Chelmsford.

He clocked 59-02 to win by 11 seconds from Ciclos Uno rival Dean Lubin, while Rob Chaplin (East London Velo) was third, another 34 seconds off the pace.

And in Cheshire, Leigh Premier CC’s Mark Turnbull was celebrating victory in the Manchester and District TTA 10 at Goostrey.

He clocked 22-25 for the J2/3 course, 23 seconds quicker than Alex Royle (Banjo Cycles), while Duncan Nicholl (Will’s Wheels) was third, just one second slower.

In Lincolnshire, Ian Dalton (Cherry Valley RT) won the Sleaford Wheelers charity 10 with a time of 22-12, almost a minute quicker than Richard Eve of Wisbech Wheelers, while James Hedley-Smith (Clay Cross RT) was third, just one second further back.

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