Kevin Tye close to breaking course record in Fred Peachey time trial

Kevin Tye

Veteran Kevin Tye raced to victory in the Fred Peachey Memorial 25 in Kent on Sunday, but he was just one second short of course record for the Q25/20 at Harrietsham.

The Velo Refined Aerosmiths rider clocked 52-41 to take the win by more than two minutes from his nearest rival with a strong performance in the De Laune CC event, while Gary Record (West Kent RC) was second and Jon Sullivan (VC Elan) third.

Tye was also best on target time too, with a ‘plus' of 15:04 which was just a second quicker than David Pollard (In Gear RT).

Elsewhere, teenager Joe Evans raced to victory in the Melton Olympic 25, staged on roads in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire on Saturday.

The 16-year-old Hargroves Cycles rider from Uttoxeter clocked 50-32 to take the win ahead of Adam Gascoyne (Pedal Power), while Dave Ellis (Mapperley CC) completed the podium in the event fromFlintham to Stragglethorpe and Farndon, which was open to the slowest 120 entrants.

Also notching up a comfortable victory was Plymouth Corinthian CC rider Rob Scott, who won his own club's 25 at Buckfastleigh in Devon by more than two minutes.

He clocked 53-22 to take the win by 2-06 from Mid-Devon CC's Conrad Moss in second, while Dave Moffett (1st Chard Wheelers) was third, another 1-44 off the pace.

Over longer distances, Steve Kane (Brighton Excelsior CC) won the Southern Counties CU 100 at Ashington, West Sussex, with a convincing performance.

He was the only rider to go under the four-hour mark for the distance, clocking 3-59-35 to win by more than 11 minutes from his nearest rival, Ian Baynes (Hemel Hempstead CC), while James Stuart (Norwood Paragon) was just four seconds further back in third spot.

Ben Anstie (Cycology Bikes) enjoyed a weekend double, with victory in the Gloucester City CC 10 and the Swindon Road Club 10, both in the South West.

He clocked 20-32 to win Saturday's Gloucester City event on the U7B at Falfield, 13 seconds quicker than Bath CC rival Rob Pears.

And 24 hours later he covered the Ashton Keynes course in Wiltshire in 20-46, winning by 30 seconds from Dursley RC rival Si Offord and leading Team Cycology Bikes to the team prize alongside Peter Kibble (23-07) and James Cook (23-39).

The Bentley bypass course in Hampshire saw some fast times on Saturday, with all three podium riders going under the 20-minute mark.

Nick English (AW Cycles) took the win with 19-31, while Seb Ader (a3crg) was second with 19-46 and Stephen Walkling (VC St Raphael) taking third with 19-58.

And in West Yorkshire, Blair Buss (Team Swift) won the Holme Valley Wheelers 15-mile event at High Flatts. The 48-year-old clocked 35-32 to take the win by 23 seconds from Alistair Wareham (Team Swift), with Steve Smales (Boneshakers RT) third, around a minute behind Buss with 36-29.

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