Rutland CC

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  • Date: 12-Oct-19
  • Time: 10:00
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  • Course: OHC/10
  • Closing Date: 01-Oct-19 23:59
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Banks and Feather smash records in Derbyshire

  • Published: 13 Oct 19
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Andrew Feather

Andrew Feather and Elizabeth Banks won the notorious Mam Nick hill-climb staged by Rutland CC on Saturday, smashing course records in the process.

Reigning national hill-climb champion Feather (Champion System UK) was in imperious form and very nearly posted an unprecedented sub-six-minute time.

Despite failing to do so, the 34-year-old shaved 13 seconds from the old course record and clocked an impressive time of 6-03.7.

Feather’s victory would just be the start of his day as he went on to be victorious in Holme Valley Wheelers’ hill-climb event Saturday afternoon as well as Sunday’s Welsh Championship.

Behind Feather, another national championship contender in Andy Nichols (B38/Cycles in Motion) finished best of the rest as his team took spots two to four.

Nichols clocked 6-25.7 in second while team-mate Kieran Wynne-Cattanach was third, nearly eight seconds further adrift.

The B38/Cycles in Motion pair also teamed up with Patrick Clark – who finished fourth overall – to take the quickest team prize, collectively posting a team record time of 19-35.4.

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks (Bigla Pro Cycling Team) also wrote her name in the Mam Nick history books as she also set a new course record.

Banks – a world tour and GB rider - finished nearly a minute ahead of her nearest category rival but also scalped eight seconds from the previous course record, lowering it to 7-34.7.

Yasmin Marks (Beeston CC) came closest to Banks’ time but was still 57 seconds adrift with a time of 8-31.2 in second place. Lucy Lee (Brother.UK Fusion RT) was third, just another two seconds behind.

17-year-old Kieran Smith (Team Jewson) was quickest junior in 7-34.3 while Chris Myhill (Peak Road Club) was fastest veteran in 7-24.5.

* All reports are copyright of Cycling Time Trials/Snowdon Sports. Not to be used without permission. This report by Jack Cudworth.

* Image of Andrew Feather. Credit: Tony Wood.