Stopping the clock just 19 seconds quicker than his nearest rival, Craig Steele (Lakes Road Club) took victory in the Border City Wheelers 29-mile time trial in Cumbria on Saturday.
The 38-year-old clocked 1:08:56 to claim the win ahead of 17-year-old Adam Hartley (PH-MAS Cycling), with Richard Bickley (Border City Wheelers) completing the podium in third, 1-10 behind Steele.
The challenging event took the 35 riders from Dalston village to Welton, Caldbeck, Sour Nook and back into Dalston.
Fourth spot went to Derek Parkinson (Springfield Financial), whose time of 1:10.21 gave him the veterans prize by 19 seconds from 47-year-old Gethin Butler, the former British Best All-Rounder who was riding for Preston Wheelers.
Butler’s team-mate at Preston Wheelers, Paul Fleming was the fastest over-50 with 1:13:509 for ninth place, while the first female was Carol Westmorland (Border City Wheelers), who clocked 1:27:20 to win by 12 minutes from her nearest rival.
For Steele, it was just the latest in a string of good results this season. He won the Barrow Central Wheelers 21-mile event in April at Ulverston, while he was second in Kent Valley Road Club’s 15-mile time trial last week and third in the Kent Valley Road Club hill-climb which went from Kendal to the summit of Shap.
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Pos Name Club Time
1 Craig Steele Lakes Road Club 1:08:56
2 Adam Hartley PH-MAS Cycling 1:09:15
3 Richard Bickley Border City Wheelers 1:10:06
4 Derek Parkinson Springfield Financial 1:10:21
5 Gethin Butler Preston Wheelers 1:10:40
6 Ben Harrison Prima Team Racing 1:11:27
7 Emil Petrov Border City Wheelers 1:12:26
8 Tom Roper Beacon Wheelers 1:13:05
9 Paul Fleming Preston Wheelers 1:13:50
10 Ian Sibbert Garstang CC 1:15:35
11 Patrick Pennefather VC Cumbria 1:15:49
12 Darren Brackwell Lakes Road Club 1:15:58
13 John Edmondson Beacon Wheelers 1:17:20
14 Damon Atkinson VC Cumbria 1:17:24
15 Duncan Orme Kent Valley Road Club 1:18:11
16 Glenn Rhodes Barrow Central Wheelers 1:18:28
17 Campbell West Kent Valley Road Club 1:18:39
18 James Roberts Chester RC 1:19:51
19 Matthew Atkinson Beacon Wheelers 1:21:11
20 Sean Hoban VC Cumbria 1:21:25
21 Martyn Uttley Lakes Road Club 1:21:48
22 James Haddow Border City Wheelers 1:22:48
23 Mike Westmorland Border City Wheelers 1:22:54
24 Andy Ibberson Allen Valley Velo 1:23:33
25 Paul Russell Springfield Financial 1:23:50
26 Roy Flanagan Rossendale RC 1:24:10
27 Gavin Thomas Kendal Cycle Club 1:24:38
28 Kevin Crawley Border City Wheelers 1:25:08
29 Martyn Blenkinship Border City Wheelers 1:26:30
30 Carol Westmorland Border City Wheelers 1:27:20
31 Chris Irving Border City Wheelers 1:30:08
32 Kieran Hoban VC Cumbria 1:32:03
33 Alex Forbes Border City Wheelers 1:35:08
34 Sharon Lovidge Barrow Central Wheelers 1:39:21
35 Dave Tinker Clayton Velo 1:56:35
David Trotter Lancaster CC dns
Tim Bennett Kent Valley Road Club dns
Dougi Hall Border City Wheelers dns apol
Craig Horseman Rock to Roll Cycles dns apol
Paul Braithwaite Pendle Forest CC dns apol