The Independent Pedaler pair of Emma Lewis and Chris Fennell both smashed course records in the Thanet RC 10 on Saturday, hosted on the Q10/30 course near Hillborough, Kent.
Fennell was in a class of his own in the men’s category and finished 1-30 ahead of his brother and host club rider Nic Fennell while averaging over 33mph!
Chris smashed a 26-year-old course record previously held by cycling legend Graeme Obree - The Flying Scotsman’s record was 18-27. Fennell blazed his way around the course in 18-04, 23 seconds quicker than Obree’s time set in 1993.
Fennell’s team-mate Emma Lewis is a force to be reckoned with in 2019 and her performance on Saturday is further evidence of that.
28-year-old Lewis was only the third rider to average over 30mph and break the 20-minute barrier as she claimed her eighth solo victory of the year as well as finishing in the overall top three.
Lewis clocked a time of 19-51, setting a blistering course record and new personal best as she finished over four minutes ahead of second placed woman Charmaine Pullen.
Pullen (Folkstone Velo Club) clocked a time of 24-34 while Sally Smith (Medway Velo Club) was third in 26-07.
The father-son pair of Peter and Theo Tadros (trainSharp) were fastest veteran and junior respectively. Peter topped the veteran standings in 20-09 with an overall fourth place with Theo clocking 22-39 in seventh overall.
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