Adam Duggleby (Vive Le Velo) and Karen Ledger (Team Bottrill/Vanguard) were the fastest riders once again as they battled against hot conditions to win the men’s and women’s categories in the Burton & District DCA 100 on Saturday.
Meanwhile Gavin Hinxman (Drag2Zero) broke the tricycle 100-mile competition record in a time of three hours, 56 minutes and 33 seconds.
Duggleby, 33 and from Leeds, finished third in the National 100 Championships in July and knocked three minutes off that time to win in 3:29.36.
With ongoing roadworks affecting the A40 organisers had to use a different course for the event which comprised of six circuits using the A50 and A516.
Times were slowed by a significant headwind on a section of the course but the main issue for competitors was the heat, causing several riders to abandon.
After finishing third in the Shaftesbury CC 50 on his last open outing, Duggleby made no mistake on this occasion taking a clear victory.
Richard Bickley (Border City Wh) finished sixth in the same event last year but improved his time by nearly four minutes to take second in 3:33.16.
Philip Graves (Nopinz) finished a further minute behind taking third in 2:34.10.
“I didn’t feel great as I haven’t done a lot of long miles recently as I have been training for the tandem and competing in a Para World Cup,” said Duggleby.
“The event was supposed to be on a different course and the six laps of the alternative made it quite hard.
“There were 50 roundabouts in total and a lot of slip-roads which were quite steep so I really struggled but it was my fastest time this year.
“I had hoped to do a 3 hours 24 or faster but did a 3.29. It has given me the lead in the BAAR series for the time being and so has put the pressure on Keiron Davies to improve his 50 time.”
After finishing fourth in the National 100-mile Championships back in July, veteran rider Karen Ledger (Team Bottrill/Vanguard) continued her form to take victory in the women’s event.
The 45-year-old, who was crowned VTTA National 25 Champion earlier this season, finished in a winning time of 3:55.50.
Crystal Spearman (Nopinz) finished sixth in the National 100 and she was second on this occasion in 4:04.58. Coming home in third place was Susan Semple (Born to Bike/Bridgetown Cycles) in 4:21.13.
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1 Adam Duggleby (Vive Le Velo) 3:29.36
2 Richard Bickley (Border City Wh) 3:33.16
3 Philip Graves (Nopinz) 2:34.10
4 Neal Parkin (Team Bottrill/Vanguard) 2:41.16
5 Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) 3:42.20
6 Darren Yarwood (Vive Le Velo) 3:43.18
1 Karen Ledger (Team Bottrill/Vanguard) 3:55.50
2 Crystal Spearman (Nopinz) 4:04.58
3 Susan Semple (Born to Bike/Bridgetown Cycles) 4:21.13