Weekend Time Trial Round-up, April 14-15

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Rebecca Johnson and Carl Donaldson were the fastest male and female riders as Worcestershire hosted round three of the Knight Composites Classic Time Trial Series on Sunday.

Fourth in round one at Easter, Donaldson improved to take victory in this event and boost his overall series ambitions. He clocked 1-32-09 to win by almost two minutes from Dean Robson (Northover VT), with early series leader Rob Walker (Cambridge University CC) third, just five seconds behind Robson.

And Johnson, the 27-year-old Fusion RT Veloperformance rider from near Ipswich, clocked 1-34-46 for the 37-mile course. That gave her the win by just 16 seconds from series leader Kelly Murphy (C2 Racing), while Lauren Creamer (Brotherton Cycles) was third, a further 1-28 back.

Pat Wright.

Elsewhere, Pat Wright (Paceline RT) rode to victory in the Southern Counties CU 25-mile time trial in what is believed to be a new course record, while Jacintha Hamilton-Love (Dulwich Paragon) was fastest woman.

Wright, 33, clocked 51-49 and finished 25 seconds ahead of second place man Liam Maybank (Twickenham CC), while Jacintha Hamilton-Love (Dulwich Paragon CC) edged out competitors in the women’s category by a narrow four seconds with a time of 1-03-53.

In Dorset, Sam Wadsley (Primera-TeamJobs) and Kirsty McSeveny (Fareham Wheelers) were the men’s and women’s winners in the hilly Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers 25.

Kirsty McSeveny.

Wadley, who also won the CC Weymouth 10 earlier this month took victory by over a minute despite his chain coming off and running the last 50 yards up the hill finish.

And McSeveny, who also won the Tornado Road Cycling Club 10 last month, clinched victory in a winning time of 1:12.13.

In Somerset, Harry Palmer (Plymouth Corinthian CC) was fastest by five seconds in the Bath CC 10 near Frome. The espoir clocked 20-59 to leave James Cook (Radeon Cycology) second.

Christina Murray (Army CU) was the fastest female, the lieutenant colonel clocking 23-41 to mark her return to UK shores following a four-month deployment to Iraq.

Philip Jones.

And in Wales, Philip Tucker (Cycle Specific) and Carol Bridge (Rhondda Tri Club) were fastest male and female riders respectively at the Bynea CC 30 near Llanwrda on Sunday.

Tucker covered the R30/5 in 1-05-43 to win by 51 seconds, while Bridge’s time of 1-20-11 was also 51 seconds faster than her nearest rival.

In Lancashire on Saturday, Philip Jones (Crimson Performance RT) and Charlotte Boothman (ABC Centreville) took advantage of good conditions and added the Leigh Premier RC 10 to their collection in the men’s and women’s categories.

Karen Ledger.

And on the Etwall to Uttoxeter course, Stuart Travis and Karen Ledger of Team Bottrill-Vanguard continued their form by clinching victories in the Burton and District CA 25.

In Northumberland, Danny Grieves (GS Metro) and Gemma Hutchins (Blaydon CC) were fastest male and female in Saturday’s 10, Grieves clocking 19-46 while Hutchins stopped the clock in 24-21.

And Stuart Fairweather (Team Velovelocity) and Amy Pritchard (Giant Camden Team Liv) rode to clear victories at the Wolsey RC 25, despite cold and damp conditions hindering times.

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