Dan Martin and Charlotte Mallin-Martin were fastest male and female riders as the University of Bristol staged a 10-mile time trial in Gloucestershire on Saturday.
Martin, the University of Bath CC rider who also won the Frome and District Wheelers 10 back in February, clocked 21.28 to take the win by 19 seconds from Matt Slater (Revo Racing), while Bristol university student Andrew Kirby (VC St Raphael) was third, another 35 seconds off the pace.
Fastest woman was Charlotte Mallin-Martin, the 21-year-old from Newquay who rode in VC St Raphael colours as she covered the U102 course in 24-52 to win the women’s category by 13 seconds from Meg Dickerson (Univ of Bristol CC), while her team-mate Kate Mactear (Univ of Bristol CC) was third fastest female.
Conditions were tricky as the riders made their way up from the start just north of Iron Acton to the turn near Charfield, with moist roads and a significant headwind on the longer outward leg of the course.
The promoting club University of Bristol CC won the team prize with the trio of Hugh Brashaw, Freddy Carlton and Ted Cross, while the male and female veterans prizes went to Matt Slater and Jaqueline Wadsworth respectively.
After his winning performance in the University of Bristol 10 on Saturday, Dan Martin was hoping to continue his good form with a ride in the Bath CC 24 on Sunday, a round of the Western TTA hardriders series in Wiltshire.
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