Two time trial wins in two days for Seb Ader and Jo Rowsell

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Seb Ader notched up two wins in two days after contending with some rough weather conditions which blighted hopes of fast times for many time trailers last weekend.

The a3crg rider clocked 19-52 to win the Hampshire RC on the A3 from Liss to Liphook and back, winning by seven seconds from both Adam Topham (High Wycombe CC) and Conall Yates (In Gear-Quickvit RT) who tied for second spot.

The event saw just about every type of weather with cold temperatures, wind, and squally rain showers affecting the middle of the field.

Sunday was slightly better, and Ader, 41 and from Walton on Thames, took victory in the Addiscombe CC 25 EV Mills Centenary event at Broadbridge Heath, and this time his margin of victory was even smaller at four seconds, with Pete Tadros (In Gear-Quickvit) second.

Also riding both events was Olympic track gold medallist Jo Rowsell MBE, who was easily fastest of the women on both days.

Saturday saw her clock 21-39 and finish as 11th fastest in the Hampshire RC event, while on Sunday her time of 55-57 in the Addiscombe event put her an impressive ninth overall.

There was a joint promotion on Sunday, with Bristol South CC and Dursley RC combining effectively to stage a 28-mile time trial at Wotton-under-Edge to the North East of Bristol in Gloucestershire.

And the two clubs ended up battling for top spot in the results, with Dursley's Derek Smetham and Bristol South's Paul Jones both aiming for the win.

In the end, it was 44-year-old Smetham who took the win by just six seconds. He clocked 1-22-40 to beat 36-year-old Jones into second place.

Elsewhere, former British Best All-Rounder and multiple TT champion Ian Cammish (Sonic Cycles) continues to prove a formidable rider and took victory in the East Anglian VTTA 25 at Newmarket in Cambridgeshire on Saturday.

He clocked 51-57, which gave him a plus on age standard of 17-22. The best rider on standard by more than a minute, Cammish was also placed fifth in the actual fastest results.

Another former British Best All-Rounder, Matt Bottrill ( rode to victory in another VTTA event, this time the Nottingham and East Midlands event at Seagrave in Leicestershire.

He clocked 49-53 to easily take the victory on actual time, while MG Décor rider Chris Pike was the winner on age standard with a plus of 9-42 and sixth place overall.

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