A slightly quieter weekend after the Easter Holiday with Team Time Trials a strong feature. The Ryton Tri 2-up 18-mile event at Ponteland looks made for Sportscover Altura’s John Tanner and Colin Humphrey while Dominic Munnelly and Geoff Mount (Blumilk.com) and Nev Martin and Elliott Gowland (Infinity Cycles RT) will challenge.
Lincoln Wheelers/LRRA 2-up 15.5-mile time trial at Horncastle also looks to be heading for Sportscover.com with the pairing of Adam Duggleby and Ashley Brown. Julian Gromett and John Brearley (Cottingham Coureurs), Lee Tunnicliffe(Team Swift) and Alan Tunnicliffe (Clay Cross RT) and Alastair Wareham and Joel Wainman (Team Swift) shouldn’t be far away.
Kings Lynn CC 25-mile 2-up features Joe Empson and Geoff Bateman (Anglia Velo), David Staff and Geoff Frost (Team Velocity.co.uk) and the promoting club’s Martin Long and Gary Rushmore.
The Antelope RT promote their 50-kilometre 3-up at Longwick that also includes the University’s team time trial championship. All the Universities are represented plus clubs like a3crg (Seb Ader, Graeme Stirzaker, Darren Fagan), High Wycombe CC (Adam Brittain, Jonathan Shubert, Steve Golla), Team Milton Keynes (Steve, Luke and Ross Clarke), VC St Raphael (Simon Berogna, Phil Sykes, Jerone Walters).
Wyre Forest CRC run their 14 and 28 mile events at Areley Common, Stourport on Seven, with Matt Clinton (Mike Vaughan Cycles), Dean Robson (Somerset RC) and Andy Hunt (Ystwyth CC) among those listed.
Michael Hutchinson (In Gear Quickvit-Trainsharp) rides the Lee Valley CC `25` at Newmarket (won by Alex Dowsett with a 46-35 last year) with Ian Cammish (Soniccycles), third to Dowsett, Steve Berry (Team Swift), Peter Balls (West Suffolk Wheelers), Sam Barker (Planet X), Lynn Hamel (Team Herbalife) and Clare Ella (Born to Bike) among the other competitors. The Medium Gear version has attracted seven riders including Mark Arnold (Team Pedal Revolution).
The VTTA (South Wales) `25` should be between Matt Bottrill and his drag2zero team-mates Jeff Jones and Mark Holton. Could we see a team competition record if it’s a good day? John Pritchard (Port Talbot Wheelers) and Simon Harradine (Team Echelon Rotor) also ride.
Ribble Valley CRC `25`, at Cockerham, includes Matt Stell (Preston Wheelers), Nathan Turnbull (Leigh Premier RC), Paul Shalliker (coveryourcar.co.uk) and Tony Greenhalgh (Wheelbase) in the line-up.
Rob Pears (Bath CC) goes for the Swindon RC `23`, which he won with a 52-43 last year, with Dave Dent (Wightlink-Offshore), Chris Ball (Apex RT), David Kiddell (Cavalier CC) and Ben Anstie (Cadence-Cannondale RT) among the competition at Bishops Canning.
Gary Dighton (Poole Wheelers), Dave Pickering (Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers), Bruce Dyer (VC St Raphael) and Chris Halls (Team Tor 2000) chase the honours in the 27-kilometreEast Dorset CA event at Bere Regis.
Junior 10 and 25-mile champion Ryan Mullen (Planet X) faces 24-hour champion Andy Wilkinson (Port Sunlight Wheelers) and Chris Edmonson (Blackburn & District CTC) in the 24-mile Fibrax Wrexham RC event.