Emily Meakin and Chris Fennell were fastest female and male riders respectively at the Lancashire Road Club 10-mile time trial in Cumbria on Saturday evening.
Both riding for The Independent Pedaler, the pair were using the event to prepare for the following day’s penultimate round of the Sigma Sports Classic Series at nearby Greystoke Forest – and both also set new personal best times over ten miles.
23-year-old Fennell powered round the L1015 course near Levens in an impressive 18-19 to clock a new personal best time and take the win by ten seconds from Dan Bigham (Ribble Pro Cycling), while veteran Richard Bideau (Pendle Forest CC) was third, another 46 seconds back.
And Meakin, the 30-year-old who was eighth in the National 10 last year, showed the form which would result in a win in the Sigma Sport Classic Series event the following morning, clocked 20-08 to finish as fastest female but also sixth fastest out of all entrants.
Her time was almost two minutes quicker than the second-placed female in Deborah Moss (Team Merlin).
The victory was win number ten on Fennell’s CTT record, having won a host of events in the Kent area. He would go on to place third in the Sigma Sport Classic Series the following morning, where Bigham turned on the style to take the win.
The course takes riders from the start point near Levens to the south of Kendal along the A590 to the junction with the B5277 near Lindale, where they turn and head back north east to the finish.
Below the podium places, Kyle Gordon, the RT23 rider who won round four of the Sigma Sport Classic Series, was fourth with 19-27, while Liam Bosley (Derby Mercury RC) was fifth with 20-06.
In other categories, George Elliott (Innovation Racing) was the fastest junior rider with a personal best 20-17 which gave him joint eighth overall.
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