Neil Mackley led a one-two for the a3crg at the Bournemouth Arrow 10-mile time trial in Hampshire on Saturday, while Faye Faber (NOPINZ) was the fastest female.
56-year-old Mackley clocked 21-55 for the P311 course near Ringwood, giving him the overall victory by just four seconds from team-mate James Fawcett, while the podium was completed by Kevin Baker (Andover Wheelers) who was another nine seconds off the pace.
Faber’s time of 23-19 secured her the women’s prize by 50 seconds from another a3crg rider in Kirsty McSeveney, while Louise Cooper (Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers) was third fastest female, a minute and a half behind Faber.
The Ringwood course uses the B3347 with riders starting to the south of Ringwood and heading south all the way to Sopley and turning just before the border with Dorset and retracing back up.
Mackley’s time was exactly the same as the last time he rode this course in an open event back in April. It was his first open victory on record this season, but comes after several good performances and top ten placings.
He was fourth in the Sotonia CC 10 a fortnight ago, and was third in the VTTA London and Home Counties 10 in July. Back in April he was fourth in the VTTA Surrey/Sussex 10 which was also the VTTA National 10 Championships, while in March he was third in the Tornado RCC sporting 10 and a3crg road bike 10.
Mackley is next due to be in action at the National 10-Mile Championship on August 31.
Faber’s victory was her second in a row, after she was the winner of the a3crg Rapido 15 back in July. Other strong performances on her 2019 record include fourth in the National Circuit Championships in June, as well as second in the a3crg flying 15 in June and a win in the a3crg summer 10 in May.
Like many quality riders, Faber is preparing for the National 10 in a fortnight.
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