Andrew Whiteside and Sue Cheetham were fastest male and female riders respectively, as Wigan Wheelers staged a 30-mile time trial on the popular Levens course in Cumbria on Sunday morning.
Whiteside, the 47-year-old from Preston who rides for Bella in Sella Racing, clocked 1-03-32 to win by just over a minute from Barrow Central Wheelers’ Henry Moss, while third spot went to Adam Taylor (Wigan Wheelers) with 1-06-04.
Cheetham was the fastest and only female in the event, the 58-year-old North Lancashire Road Club rider covering the L308 course in 1-17-26.
Whiteside’s victory was his first in open time trialling this season, but has been a while coming for the in-form rider.
He placed fourth in the National 12-Hour Championship earlier in August, and was fifth in the West Pennine RC 25 in June. A contender for the British Best All-Rounder, he is next hoping to ride the Burton & District CA 100 on September 4.
Cheetham was also victorious in the Border City Wheelers 25 in July near Cockermouth, and placed third in last month’s Lancashire Road Club 25 as well as the VTTA Lancs and Lakes 50 on the same roads as the Border City Wheelers win.
Beginning to the east of Levens, the course takes riders south west on the A590 down to Lindale, where they head back up to near Sedgwick and take in another lap before finishing.
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