John Mulvey was fastest overall while Rosamund Bradbury was the quickest woman as West Suffolk Wheelers and Tri Club staged a 21-mile time trial in Suffolk on Saturday afternoon.
26-year-old Mulvey’s time of 46-10 gave the ActiveEdge RT rider victory by more than three and a half minutes, with Leon West (CC Sudbury) was second and Simon Daw (Datalynx-Parenesis Cycling) took third.
Meanwhile in the women’s category, Bradbury, 30 and riding for Sigma Sport), clocked 55-21 to win by more than four minutes from Jen Smart (Team Velovelocity), while Maura Brown (West Suffolk Wheelers) was third.
The event took place on the BS31 course near Risby, a village near Bury St Edmunds. A total entry of 54 riders included three medium gear riders, but conditions led to 16 non-starters and three non-finishers, including pre-race favourites Stuart Fairweather and Daniel Bloy.
Strong south westerly winds gave riders something to think about as they powered round the quiet lanes, although it was better than 2018 when the Beast from the East gave organisers a headache!
Aside from the main categories, the medium gear prize went to Boyd Nicholas (West Suffolk Wheelers) with 1-00-38, while the promoting West Suffolk Wheelers also scooped the team prize with Paul Rooke, Paul Vickers and James Wood combining for 2-37-30.
And in the category for veterans on standard, victory went to 54-year-old Simon Daw, the Datalynx rider’s time giving him a plus of 6-56, while 70-year-old Chris Nudds (CC Breckland) was second with +5.34.
The event starts near Risby before heading out to the A14 ad looping back anti-clockwise to Flempton, Lackford, over to Cavenham and back for another circuit before finishing back near Risby.
Mulvey’s victory comes after he pulled out of the Ely and District CC Hardriders 25 last month, perhaps giving him added drive to compete in the West Suffolk Wheelers event despite far from ideal conditions.
Bradbury’s win makes it two victories in two weekends, having also been the fastest female in the Dorking CC East Surrey Hardriders 29.9 event. She was also on the podium in the Kingston Wheelers CC sporting 13.6-mile event back in February, taking second spot behind Alice Lethbridge.
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Pos Name Team Time
1 John Mulvey Active Edge Race Team 46:10
2 Leon West CC Sudbury 49:52
3 Simon Daw Datalynx-Parenesis Cycling 50:38
4 Richard O’Rourke Team Vision Racing 50:39
5 John Bradbury CC Sudbury 51:35
6 Paul Rooke West Suffolk Wheelers 51:58
7 Paul Vickers West Suffolk Wheelers 52:04
8 Peter Kerry Ipswich Velo 52:53
9 Ross Edgar Lee Valley 53:12
10 Jordan Black Newmarket CC 53:19
11 Julian Bosley Stowmarket & District 53:26
12 James Wood West Suffolk Wheelers 53:28
13 Andy Kennedy Ipswich BC 53:33
14 Nicholas Webber Hadleigh CC 53:33
15 Antony Birt Plomesgate CC 54:04
16 Rosamund Bradbury Sigma Sports 55:21
17 Hans Verschueren Cambridge Uni 55:33
18 Bryan Long Velo Schills 56:03
19 Chris Nudds CC Breckland 56:20
20 Pip Moore West Suffolk Wheelers 57:21
21 Mark Smart VC Norwich 58:08
22 Jennifer Smart Team Velovelocity 59:41
23 Laura Brown West Suffolk Wheelers 59:51
24 Mark Fairhead CC Breckland 1:02:01
25 Alan Mcguire Ipswich BC 1:02:16
26 Ben Loxton West Suffolk Wheelers 1:02:29
27 Henry Wood West Suffolk Wheelers 1:03:53
28 Steven Rue West Suffolk Wheelers 1:04:29
29 Nick Parvanni CC Breckland 1:05:00
30 David Young West Suffolk Wheelers 1:05:04
31 David Fenn CC Sudbury 1:06:12
32 Peter Kennedy West Suffolk Wheelers 1:09:51
Barry Mcdonald 3T Racing DNF
Stuart Fairweather Team Velovelocity DNF
Jan Ertner Cambridge CC DNF
Chris Tye Plomesgate CC DNS
Charlie Knowler West Suffolk Wheelers DNS
Patrick Ellis Diss CC DNS
Matt O'Brien Plomesgate CC DNS
Andrew Bright Chronos RT DNS
Chris Womack VC Baracchi DNS
Adam Baker West Suffolk Wheelers DNS
Gary Johnson CC Sudbury DNS
Mark Ready Diss CC DNS
Isabella Johnson Datalynx DNS
Jonathan Howe Team Velovelocity DNS
Oliver Ingwall King West Suffolk Wheelers DNS
Daniel Bloy Team Velovelocity DNS
Richard Farrow West Suffolk Wheelers DNS
Stuart Emmett Wisbech Wheelers DNS
Chris Cantwell West Suffolk Wheelers DNS
1 Boyd Nicholas West Suffolk Wheelers 1:00:38
2 Richard Hutt Harp RC 1:00:58