Pete Tadros and Angela Carpenter were the fastest man and woman at Brighton Mitre CC’s hilly 10-mile time trial, staged on the G10/44 near Kirdford in West Sussex on Easter Saturday.
A cloudy morning gave way to sunny and warm conditions for the event, with only a light north westerly breeze to contend with as the riders headed south west from Kirdford to Petworth, before looping back up to Wisborough Green.
Tadros, 46 and from Hastings, clocked 22.13 to win by 17 seconds from South Downs Bikes rival Stuart Bettis, while Sam Christy was third and was also fastest on a road bike, the London Dynamo rider completing the course in an impressive 23.23.
Also putting in an impressive ride was fastest female Angela Carpenter, the 47-year-old a3crg rider who has only recently started cycling competitively after previously being a runner.
Despite riding a road bike with no tri bars, her time of 26.24 was only 13 seconds short of Liz Milne’s course record, which was set in 2001 the year after she had won the British Best All-Rounder title.
It was not the first win of the season for Chichester-based Carpenter, who was also the fastest woman at the a3crg 23 last weekend, the Fareham Wheelers 10, the Sotonia CC road bikes 14.3-kilometre, the Antelope RT 10 and the VC St Raphael road bike 18-mile event.
For Tadros, this victory comes after a string of near misses in 2017. He was second in the Sydenham Wheelers 10 last Sunday and third in the West Kent RC 10 the previous day. And he was also second in the East Sussex CA 15.1 in March, while he was also third in North Hampshire RC’s 18.5-mile event on April 1.
In other categories, there was a win for the promoting Brighton Mitre CC in the team event, with Jack Smith, Katarina Avramides and Peter Davies combining for a winning 1:24.21.
Pete’s son Theo Tadros was the fastest juvenile with an impressive 25.42, while the veterans were split into five year age bands, and are featured in the results below.
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1. Peter Tadros (In Gear-Quickvit Trainsharp RT) 22.13
2. Stuart Bettis (South Downs Bikes) 22.30
3. Sam Christy (London Dynamo) 23.23
4. Steven Kane (Brighton Excelsior CC) 23.31
5. David Shepherd (GS Stella) 23.48
6. Colin McDermott (Festival RC) 23.49
7. Dave Dawkins (Portsmouth North End CC) 24.43
8. Neil Crowther (Worthing Excelsior CC) 24.45
9. Stephen Morgan (Tooting BC) 25.30
10. Stephen Emmerson (Epsom CC) 25.38
Team: Brighton Mitre CC (Jack Smith 26.35, Katarina Avramides 28.16, Peter Davies 29.30) 1:24.21
Women: Angela Carpenter (a3crg) 26.24
Juveniles: Theo Tadros (In Gear-Quickvit) 25.42
Road Bikes: Sam Christy
40-44: Neil Crowther
45-49: Peter Tadros
50-54: Tim Holmes (VTTA Surrey/Sussex) 27.17
55-59: David Shepherd
60-64: Mike Boyce (a3crg) 27.59
65-69: Robert Gilmour (Hounslow & Dist Wh) 27.18
70-74: No Entries
75-79: Alan Robinson (Central Sussex CC) 33.34