Billy Jarish (Lincoln Wheelers) battled tough conditions to clinch a slender victory in the Bourne Wheelers 15-mile time trial while Lauren Pike (Fenland RC) won the women’s event.
Jarish, 24 and from Lincoln, also won the Lincoln Wheelers Charity 10 earlier this month and clocked a winning time of 31 minutes and 55 seconds on this occasion.
“It was a really difficult day with several riders not starting and I thought twice about turning up myself,” said Jarish.
“I felt like most of the ride it was a fight to stay on the bike and staying up right as there were gusts of 40 miles per hour winds.
“I was almost not focused on pedalling due to the conditions, so it was nice to see I had won.”
The out and back C15/1 course sees riders start near Threekingham at the top of a 2.5 miles long gradual descent before making the turn and finishing up the gradual climb.
Jarish was chased all the way by Matthew Senter (Team Velovelocity) whose time of exactly 32 minutes was short of victory by five seconds.
An even closer battle for third saw William Charlton (Swinnerton Cycles) finish in 33.13 just two seconds faster than Alistair Golby (Cambridge University CC).
In the women’s event Lauren Pike (Fenland RC) won in 49.04.
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1 Billy Jarish Lincoln Wheelers 31.55
2 Matthew Senter Team Velovelocity 32.00
3 William Charlton Swinnerton Cycles 33.13
4 Alistair Golby Cambridge Univ CC 33.15
5 Tim Lister Spalding CC 33.37
6 Tom Comben Bourne Wheelers 33.39
7 Antony Gough Velo-One CT 33.52
8 Chris Kettle Bourne Wheelers 35.31
9 Ian Pike Lincoln Wheelers 35.51
10 Steve Barrell Mapperley CC 35.57
Women: Lauren Pike Fenland RC 49.04