A stiff headwind on the return leg from Welton ruled out hopes of any records in Saturday’s Wolds RT 10-mile time trial – the event in which Michael Hutchinson set the current competition best two years ago.
Victory went to in-form Keith Murray (Ferryhill Wheelers), whose 19-14 gave him a winning margin of 21 seconds over Scott Walker (MG Decor) on the South Cave course, near Hull, with Andrew Green (Lutterworth Cycle Centre RT), 19-42, in third place. Fastest woman was first rider off, Kristina Slater (VTTA) in 22-10 and Declan Davies (CC Breckland), 21-31, led the juveniles.
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Jon Simpkins (www.drag2zero.com) missed Matt Bottrill’s record for the Princethorpe course, in Warwickshire, by 12 seconds as he won Rugby RCC’s 10 in 19-42 ahead of Peter Weir (Banjo Cycvles.com), 20-08.
Roadman Simon Wilson (Metaltek-Scott) also dipped under 20 minutes with a winning 19-54 in Lancashire RC’s ‘10′ at Levens, in Cumbria, for a margin of ten seconds over second-placed Tony Greenhalgh (Wheelbase-MGD).
Keiron Davies (Bynea CC) collected two course records in Pembrokeshire Velo’s time trial weekend.
The Carmarthen 25-year-old clocked 20-54 to post a new best for the Sageston-based 10-mile course, scoring a clear win over Ben Simmons (Team Wiggle), 21-38, and followed up with a winning 32-14 to set new figures for the extended 15-mile course.
Simmons again settled for second place in 33-26, but won the 1.3-mile hill climb at Carew in 4-01.11 to take the overall honours for the weekend ahead of Chris Lee (Merthyr CC).
Simon Bridge (Manchester Wheelers) continued in winning ways in Cheshire RC’s 50-mile event at Cranage, clocking 1-45-52 for a decisive victory ahead of Charles Taylor (South Pennine RC), 1-49-26, and Neil Skellern (Team Swift), 1-53-25.
Andy Fuller (GS Metro) led a one-two for his team in the Ferryhill Wheelers 10 at Sedgefield, in County Durham. His 20-58 put him clear of Simon Clark, 21-40, with Ben Hetherington of the promoting club four seconds further back in third.
A tough headwind return leg put the brakes on in Gloucester City CC’s 10 at Falfield – Robin Comber (Cadence RT) posting a creditable 21-01 to win by 53 seconds from Lyn Jones (Club EC Cycles).
Nigel Haigh (Sportscover Altura RT) covered the Hatfield Woodhouse course, in South Yorkshire, in 54-04 to win Sheffrec CC’s 25 by over a minute from event organiser Rob Townsend (Langsett Cycles RT), 55-12.
Melton Olympic CC’s 25 was abandoned after an accident on the Long Bennington course involving Tony Fox (Langdale Lightweights).