Dave Allonby of Springfield Financial RT took a narrow victory in the 10-mile North Lancs RC event in Garstang on Saturday.
Allonby completed in a time of 21.29 to take top step on the podium, just seven seconds quicker than Croston Velo’s Tom Rigby, who had to settle for second place with 21.36. Irwin of organising club North Lancs RC was third in 21.54, enough to make him quickest veteran.
It was a god ride from Allonby and he’ll be hoping to continue his good form of last year when he placed in the top three at a number of events including the 30-mile Wigan Wheelers trial which he won.
The event started a little earlier than originally planned with 130 riders applying to enter. Despite a dire forecast, the weather stayed mostly fine for the riders that did manage to get a place.
Times were down on last year with Steve Irwin reporting commenting that his energy output was 50 watts down on last year, although he did put some of that down to a lack of training.
Team Merlin’s Rebecca Rimmington was the fastest woman on the day, 20th overall in a time of 24.01. Coveryourcar.co.uk were the winners of the team contest with Dan Taylor, John Morgan and Paul Blackburn combining for the winning time.
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1 Dave Allonby Springfield Financial Racing Team 21:29
2 Tom Rigby Croston Velo 21:36
3 Steve Irwin North Lancs. RC 21:54
4 Joe Beech Ogmore Valley Wheelers CC 22:06
5 Dan Taylor Coveryourcar.co.uk RT 22:10
6 John Morgan Coveryourcar.co.uk RT 22:15
7 Tom Roper Beacon Wheelers 22:31
8 Sam Anderton North Lancs. RC 22:34
9 Ian Cox Fogartys Insurance Tri Team 22:46
10 Mason Hollyman Zappi Racing Team 23:00
11 Derek Parkinson Springfield Financial Racing Team 23:08
12 Paul Fleming Preston Wheelers 23:10:00
12 Paul Blackburn Coveryourcar.co.uk RT 23:10
13 Andrew Whiteside Bella in Sella Racing 23:15
14 David Thompson Rock to Roll CC 23:16:00
15 Paul Braithwaite Pendle Forest CC 23:27
16 John Fiddies Team Lusso 23:35
17 Daniel Shackleton ABC Centreville 23:47
18 Dan Dry Lancaster CC 23:50
18 Brian Fogarty Fogartys Insurance Tri Team 23:50
20 Rebecca Rimmington Team Merlin 24:01:00
21 Andrew Hathaway BodyTorq Racing 23:07
22 Eric Grill AeroCoach 23:17
23 Carl Potter Lancashire RC 23:18
24 Paul Shallicker Coveryourcar.co.uk RT 24:20
25 Henry Moss Barrow Central Wheelers 24:28
25 Ian Lawton Hoppers Rollers 24:28
26 James Lindsay Hoppers Rollers 24:32
26 David Tabron Horwich Cycling Club 24:32
28 Martin Welsh Pendle Forest CC 24:37
29 Austin Foy Fogartys Insurance Tri Team 24:40
39 Stuart Ashley Innovation Racing 24:45
40 Andy Horner Bury Clarion CC 24:48
41 Paul Basson ABC Centreville 24:50
42 Tony Workman Lancashire RC 24:51
43 Mark Bleasdale Fogartys Insurance Tri Team 24:54
44 Peter Leonard Southport CC 25:55
44 Lee Faulkner Preston CC 25:55