Thomas Hutchinson (Team Kirkley Cycles) and Michelle Fairclough (Salford CC) were fastest male and female riders respectively as Manchester and District TTA staged a 10-mile time trial near Allostock in Cheshire on Saturday.
Gale force winds gave the riders plenty to think about, although with temperatures around ten degrees and no rain, thankfully the event went ahead.
Hutchinson, 23 and from Gosforth near Newcastle, clocked 20-43 to win the event by 1-49 from Seamons CC veteran Adrian Hughes with third spot going to North Wirral Velo’s Robin Hennessy, just nine seconds further adrift.
Michelle Fairclough, the 43-year-old from Manchester, covered the course in 26-15 to win the women’s prize by almost nine minutes from Diana Bite (Univ of Manchester CC), although Bite had a five minute late start.
In other categories, Blair Buss (Halifax Imperial Wheelers) was fastest in the medium gear event with a time of 23-37. Buss, who was quickest by 1-23, went on to make it a double winning weekend with victory in Sunday’s Yorkshire CF 10 medium gear event too.
George Elliott (Innovation Racing) clocked 20-54 to win the junior prize by 59 seconds from Velo Runner RT rider Samuel Hall, while Sam Kelly (East Lancs RC) was quickest juvenile in 26-34.
Elliott’s time placed him second overall on the day, while Hall’s time put him third fastest overall.
From a start just north of Cranage, the course takes riders up through Allostock and onwards up the A50 until they turn left and head for Lower Peover. They then head south on Middlewich Road, over the M6 to the junction with Byley Lane before heading back over the motorway to finish just before the A50 junction.
Hutchinson rode prolifically in the North East last season. His 2018 victories include the Northumberland and Durham CA 100-mile Championship in September, while he was second in the Northumberland and Durham CA 50-mile Championship.
Fairclough last rode the J4/20 in an open event back in December, when she clocked 27-51 for third spot. She was 1-36 quicker on her way to victory in the latest event.
She was fourth in last weekend’s University of Manchester CC 10 near Chelford in her first open ride of 2019, while she is looking for more good performances this year, having entered several other rounds of the Manchester and District TTA Series as well as the Stretford Wheelers 10 and Withington Wheelers 25 later in the month.
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1 Thomas Hutchinson Team Kikley Cycles Sen 20.43
2 Adrian Hughes Seamons CC Vet 22.32
3 Robin Hennessy North Wirral Velo Sen 22.41
4 John Spearman Seamons CC Vet 22.45
5 Martin Wiggan Seamons CC Vet 22.54
6 Philip Gleave Congleton CC Sen 23.07
7 Jonathon Lloyd Westmead Team 88 Vet 23.42
8 Alister Fisher Manchester Tri Club Vet 23.46
9 Eric Grill Aero Coach Sen 23.53
10 James Brayford Lyme Racing Club Sen 23.59
11 David Bratt Pro Vision Cycle Clothing Vet 24.04
12 Paul Nelson Chester Road Club Vet 24.15
13 Tim Marshall Seamons Cycling Club Vet 24.22
(14 Ronan O'Cualain Seamons CC Vet 24.36
(14 Daniel Walker Frodsham Whs Sen 24.36
(16 James Lindsay Hoppers Rollers Sen 24.52
(16 Matt Yardley Macclesfield Whs Vet 24.52
18 Graham Peel Crewe Clarion Whelers Sen 25.01
19 Rob Kirk Withington Whs Vet 25.03
(20 Duncan McClaren Stockport Clarion Vet 25.05
(20 David Wright Warrington RC Vet 25.05
(22 Michael Howard Newcastle Staffs Triclub Vet 25.30
(22 David Fox Warrington RC Vet 25.30
24 Mike Irvine Withington Whs Vet 25.42
25 Barry Armstrong Seamons CC Vet 25.49
26 Paul Barber Seamons CC Vet 26.10
27 Michelle Fairclough Salford Cycling Club Vet Lady 26.15
28 Nige Wood Seamons CC Vet 26.21
29 Robert Bagot Warrington RC Vet 26.27
30 Steve Cartlidge Pro Vision Cycle Clothing Vet 26.36
31 John Lowe Withington Whs Vet 26.40
32 Paul Jennings Lyme Racing Club Vet 26.43
33 James Humphries Westmead Team 88 Vet 26.48
34 Dave Trippier East Lancs RC Vet 27.05
35 Graham Mcculloch Stretford Whs Vet 27.08
36 Bill Sedgewick Southport CC Vet 27.33
37 Mark Curley Crewe Clarion Whelers Vet 25.17
38 Kenneth Trigger Crewe Clarion Whelers Vet 29.39
39 Michael Coulter East Lancs RC Vet 29.55
40 John Kirkham Holcombe Harriers Vet 31.38
41 Diana Bite University of Manchester SLady 35.05
42 James Lawley(TRIKE) Barrow Central Wheelers Vet "43,18"
Darius Ioan Bite University of Manchester Sen DNS
Derek Blacy Wigan Whs Vet DNS Apol
Rod Goodfellow North Lancs RC Vet DNSApol
Robert Heathcote Cheshire Mavericks Sen DNS
Adam Darby Transition Racing Team Sen DNS
Gordon Wordsworth Rutland CC Vet DNSApol
Martin Harney Manchester Bicycle Club Vet DNS
Jeannette Barber Seamons CC LV DNS
Thomas Peoples Cheshire Mavericks Vet DNS
Kevin Woodward Salford Cycling Club Vet DNS
Rhianna Parkinson Salford Cycling Club SenLady DNS
Tim Whitefoot Crewe Clarion Whelers Vet DNSApol
Jack Smith Innovation Racing Sen DNS
Tom Cornforth Rye & District Whs CC Sen DNS
Liam Pilkington North Cheshire Clarion Sen DNS
Robert Taylor Crewe Clarion Whelers Sen DNS
Chris Lawson Chester Road Club Vet DNS
Malcolm Horner Warrington RC Vet DNS
Juveniles FINISHING ORDER
No Name Club Cat Actual
1 Sam Kelly East Lancs RC Juv 26.34
2 Harry Wilson Innovation Racing Juv 28.29
3 Charlie Rice Mid Shropshire Whs Juv 31.09
4 Olivr Smyth Macclesfield Whs Juv 34.03
Matt Hartley East Lancs RC juv DNS
1 George Elliott Innovation Racing Jun 20.54
2 Samuel Hall Velo Runner RT jun 21.53
3 Chris Mann Velotek Racing Team jun 22.37
4 Syd Brown Stretford Whs jun 23.19
5 Tristan Pilling Team SB Hub jun 23.38
6 Joel Ackers Innovation Racing jun 23.53
7 Niamh Coulter East Lancs Road Club jun 32.11
8 Niamh Coulter East Lancs Road Club jun Lady 32.11
Daniels Kucerjavijs Team JRC jun DNS
1 Blair Buss Halifax Imperial Whs MG 23.37
2 Paul McAllister Element Cycling Team MG 25.00
3 Jymmy Trevor Hull Thursday RC MG 25.14
4 Rufus Brunt Seamons CC MG 25.21
5 Dave Fearon Weaver Valley CC MG 25.58
6 Bryce Ahworth Nova CC MG 27.18
7 Malc McAllister Seamons CC MG 33.18
8 David Steele Lyme Racing Club MG 33.41
7 Oliver Bentley East Lancs Road Club JUN 28.14