Weekend Round-up, July 13-14 2019

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It was a record breaking weekend over 100 miles, with three competition records being lowered in Norfolk on Sunday at the East District Championship near Besthorpe.

National 50 and 100 champion Marcin Bialoblocki (NOPINZ) stormed to victory in an impressive time of 3-13-37, taking more than three minutes from Adam Duggleby’s 2017 previous best.

Marcin Bialoblocki

Duggleby was present to see his record fall, but as he lost one he created another. Teaming up with Vive le Velo colleague Darren Yarwood, they set a new tandem competition record of 3-17-51.

And a third record also fell, the mixed tandem duo of Becky and Howard Lewis (Mid-Shropshire Wheelers) clocking 3-32-02.

In the women’s solo category, DRAG2ZERO’s Kimberley Morrison clocked 3-44-06 to win by just six seconds from team-mate Vicky Gill.

National records also fell in the a3crg 30 in Hampshire, with Rachael Elliott (Newbury RC) and Ian Greenstreet (AeroCoach) setting a new mixed tandem record time of 57-19.

And in the Burton and District CA 50 on Saturday Adam Duggleby teamed up with Paralympic partner Steve Bate to set a new national tandem record of 1-28-23 on the Etwall course near the Derbyshire border.

Also over 100 miles, the North Lancs TTA held the George Nowland Memorial in Cumbria. Katja Rietdorf (Born to Bike) was fastest woman with 4-08-02 and was also crowned the Veterans TTA champion with a plus of +67.59.

And in the men’s event Richard Bideau (Pendle Forest CC) was fastest man with 3-32-29, while the VTTA champion on standard was Gavin Hinxman (DRAG2ZERO) on a trike with +79.28.

In Kent, Chris Fennell (The Independent Pedaler) was easily fastest in the VTTA Kent 50 near Brenzett. His time of 1-39-51 was8-30 faster than the next best rider and brother Nic Fennell (Thanet RC), while Charmaine Pullen (Folkestone Velo) was quickest of the women with 2-09-35.

Chris Fennell

Jack Levick (Rose RT) had a double winning weekend with victories in the Warrington RC 25 in Cheshire as well as the Sleaford Wheelers 25 in Lincolnshire on Sunday.

He clocked 52-17 to win the Warrington event, while fastest woman was Keri Parton (Pro Vision Cycle Clothing) with 59-54.

Levick then travelled to Lincolnshire where he covered the course near Silk Willoughby in 51-39. Louise Ryde (Team Swift) was quickest female with 1-03-03.

Darlington CC’s Marcel Schubert was quickest in the Cleveland Wheelers 18 in North Yorkshire. His time of 39-15 was almost two minutes quicker than runner-up Paul Thirling (Hartlepool CC), while the best woman was Louise Hamilton (Mountain Goat Coaching) with 48-41.

Jackie Field

Also on Sunday was the Oxonian CC 10 near Kingston Bagpuize in Wiltshire, where David Holland (Cowley Road Condors) clocked a winning 20-24, while 40 seconds slower in second place was Dave Roper (Ride 24/7). His team-mate Jo Wilkie was fastest woman with 25-15.

Plomesgate CC’s Matt O’Brien was quickest in the VTTA East Anglian 10-mile event on Saturday, with a time of 20-59. That gave him the win by 15 seconds from David Crisp (3T Racing), while Jackie Field (CC Ashwell) was fastest female and top veteran on standard with 22-57 and a plus of +6.60.

And in County Durham, Graham Crammond and Sarah Wilkinson were the winners at Blaydon CC’s 14-mile time trial near Edmundbyers on Sunday morning.

Crammond (Team Swift) clocked 34-31 to win by more than two and a half minutes, while Wilkinson’s winning time was 42-16.

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