Neil Lauder (PMR @ Toachim House) blazed his way around the Q10/33 course just outside Tenterden on Saturday morning in a time of 20-13 which is believed to be a new course record.
Lauder built on his 2018 form, powering to his second win of the year – the 35-year-old from Ashford, Kent has only finished outside the top three in one of his eight 2018 races. Lauder improved from his second place at the a3crg 10-mile on Wednesday.
The win sees Lauder take a second victory in as many years in the event after winning the 2017 running by a slim five second margin. The win this year was much more convincing going 13 seconds quicker than last year, eventually winning by a margin of 1-30, no mean feat over a short 10-mile distance.
The man Neil Lauder beat to first was Andrew Meilak (VeloRefined.com Aerosmiths) who posted a 21-43.
Meilak improved on his fifth place from last week’s Wigmore CC 25 to take the proverbial silver medal over the shorter 10-mile time trial.
James Ashburnham (Rye & District Wheelers CC) was only 18 seconds further afield of Meilak and edged his way into third spot by a narrow three seconds ahead of Martin Jones (Gemini BC) with a time of 22-05.
Debbie Percival (Kent Velo Girls/Boys) was the victor in the women’s category by 17 seconds. Her time of 26-29 was enough to pip Sarah-Anne Lucas (Folkestone Velo Club) to the women’s prize.
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1 Neil Lauder PMR @ Toachim House Male Senior 20:13
2 Andrew Meilak VeloRefined.com Aerosmiths Male Veteran 21:43
3 James Ashburnham Rye & District Wheelers CC Male Senior 22:05
4 Martin Jones Gemini BC Male Veteran 22:08
5 Antony Bee Wigmore CC Male Veteran 22:49
6 Adrian Hawkins Thanet RC Male Veteran 22:59
7 William Murtagh Ashford Road CC Male Espoir 23:00
8 Adrian Lyons GS Invicta - Eye Level Optical- Herbert Cycles Male Veteran 23:18
9 Sam Day CS Grupetto Male Veteran 23:18
10 Dave Stocker Abellio - SFA Racing Team Male Veteran 23:22
11 Matt Seward Thanet RC Male Senior 23:28
12 Steve Jezzard PMR @ Toachim House Male Veteran 23:50
13 Steven Melia-Chamberlain Medway Velo Club Male Senior 24:15
14 Stewart King Ashford Whs Male Veteran 24:27
15 David Churchill Direct Power Cycling Team Male Veteran 24:53
16 David Dixon Hastings & St. Leonards CC Male Veteran 24:56
17 Robert Giles PMR @ Toachim House Male Veteran 25:21
18 David Millis Southborough & Dist. Whs Male Veteran 25:44
19 Gary ricks Woolwich CC Male Veteran 26:13
20 Mark Starbuck CC Bexley Male Veteran 26:25
21 Colin Jarman Southborough & Dist. Whs Male Veteran 26:28
22 Debbie Percival Kent Velo Girls/Boys Female Veteran 26:29
23 Mark Gidney Southborough & Dist. Whs Male Veteran 26:35
24 Sarah-Anne Lucas Folkestone Velo Club Female Veteran 26:46
25 John Mankelow Lewes Wanderers CC Male Veteran 26:46
26 Roger Wilson Spinwheels Team Male Veteran 26:49
27 Martin Yardley Southborough & Dist. Whs Male Veteran 26:55
28 Andrew Mclean Rapha Cycling Club Male Senior 27:08
29 Paul Kelk Thanet RC Male Veteran 27:17
30 Natasha Jarman Southborough & Dist. Whs Female Senior 28:36
31 Russ Mason Retro Racing Male Veteran 28:49
32 Tim Miles Hastings & St. Leonards CC Male Veteran 29:09
33 Stephen Ratcliffe Spinwheels Team Male Veteran 31:02
34 Chris Parker Hastings & St. Leonards CC Male Veteran 32:17
35 Michael Daniels Southborough & Dist. Whs Male Veteran 32:41
36 Roy White Spinwheels Team Male Veteran 33:08
37 Jim O’Leary GS Avanti Male Veteran 33:40
38 Eric Bates Hythe Cycling Club Male Veteran 34:34