Veteran rider Chris Smart (GTR - Return To Life) took his first victory of the season in the Tyne & Wear Fire Service CC 12, while Jen McMahon (Sub Rosa) won the women’s event.
Smart finished fourth in last weekend’s Derwentside CC 40 but improved on his position over the shorter distance winning in 25 minutes and 37 seconds.
Taking place on quite roads near Ponteland riders started near Stamfordham on the B6309 before turning left on minor road down to Matfen and completing a square-shaped course on minor roads.
Smart took his last victory in the Cleveland Whs CC 21.7 in March 2020 but was once again in top spot recording an average speed of 28.1 miler per hour on the course.
He was pushed all the way in a tight finish by Lewis Wake (Team Kirkley Cycles) who had to settle for second once again, as he did in the North Tyneside Riders 10, clocking a time of 25-49.
Meanwhile, scratch rider Jack Rees (Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling) continues his search for a maiden win of the season finishing third on this occasion in 29-08.
Smart was also the quickest veteran on scratch while Phil Hall (Velo Culture) finished second in 27-11 and Darren Williamson (Muckle Cycle Club) was third (27-35).
Fastest junior rider Daniel Holmes (Derwentside CC) put in a fine ride to place 13th overall averaging over 26 miles per hour to clock a time of 27-41.
Meanwhile, quickest juvenile was Harris Hall (Velo Culture) in 29-23.
After finishing second in the GS Metro 26 on her last outing McMahon went one better on this occasion in the women’s event clocking a winning time of 31-07.
Rachel Galler (Blaydon CC) led home the chasing women taking second in 32-40 while veteran Teri Bayliss (Sub Rosa) finished third a further three seconds back.
Fastest juvenile girl was Amelia Cleathero (Racing Metro 15) who finished in 40-42.
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