Weekend Round-up, July 7-8

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Alice Lethbridge led Drag2zero to a new women’s team competition record in the National 100-mile Championships in Cumbria on Sunday, while Marcin Bialoblocki (NOPINZ) was crowned the men’s champion.

Lethbridge teamed up with Vicky Gill and Liz Powell to record a combined time of 11-43-18, slicing 43-15 from the 2003 mark set by Walsall Roads CC.

Hamish Bond

Lethbridge covered the L10010 course near Braithwaite in 3-51-06, while Bialoblocki powered his way to victory in 3-17-39, having been on course for a competition record until late leg pain ended those hopes.

Elsewhere, it was a good weekend for Hamish Bond, the AeroCoach rider who has two Olympic gold medals in rowing to his name.

He won the Dunstable RCC 10 in Hertfordshire by more than a minute from his nearest rival, while Fusion TT’s Molly Patch was fastest female.

And them 24 hours later Bond broke the course record in the Birkenhead North End CC Jack McAllister Memorial 25 in Shropshire, clocking 47-31 to win by more than nine minutes, while Linda Beckett (North Shropshire Wheelers) was quickest woman.

Nicholas Fennell

In Kent, Nicholas Fennell and Tracy Wilkinson-Begg were fastest man and woman respectively as Gravesend CC staged a 25 on Sunday morning.

Fennell clocked 52-18 for the course near Challock, giving him the win by 48 seconds from Andrew Meilak (VeloRefined Aerosmiths), while Folkestone Velo Club rider Tracy Wilkinson-Begg, 52, clocked 1-07-15 to win the women’s prize by just over a minute.

James Rix emerged as the fastest rider at the 25-mile API Metrow event held in Suffolk on Sunday, setting a time of 53.40.

The veteran was comfortably the quickest with second-placed rider, 3T Racing’s David Crisp completing in 58.17, while Anna Dearing was the fastest woman on the day, the Chelmer CC rider clocking a time of 1:03.39 to finish eighth overall.

Francesca Hall

In Nottinghamshire, Francesca Hall and Will Perrett were fastest female and male riders respectively as Sherwood CC staged a 10 on Saturday evening.

Perrett clocked 19-02 for the A10/14 course near Long Bennington. That gave him a personal best by just three seconds and was enough to win on the day by 19 seconds from Jonathan Wears (NOPINZ).

Meanwhile, while DAP CC rider Francesca Hall covered the course in 22-13 to win by more than a minute from Wendy Gooding (Team Bottrill) with 23-15.

And in Worcestershire, Stephen Vanes and Gemma Johnson powered to victories in the Birmingham Midland 10 on Saturday morning.

Vanes (Successcycling.co.uk) beat Tim Ashton by 22 seconds with his time of 20-02, while Gemma Johnson (Beacon Road CC) spearheaded the women’s category as she beat Lucy Davies’ (Arctic Tacx RT) earlier pacesetting time of 23-26.

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