Mid Shropshire Wheelers (SCCA 3 of 17)

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  • Date: 11-Jul-21
  • Time: 07:00
  • Distance: 25 Miles
  • Course: D25/20
  • Closing Date: 29-Jun-21 23:59
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Bigham blasts to victory in Mid Shropshire Wheelers TT

  • Published: 11 Jul 21
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Dan Bigham

Dan Bigham powered his way to victory in the Mid Shropshire Wheelers 25-mile time trial by around eight and a half minutes near Prees on Sunday.

The Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling rider put in a hugely impressive performance, slicing a massive 3-37 from the old course record held by Steve Cummings in 2019 with his time of 46-34.

Team-mate Jacob Tipper is no slouch on two wheels, but he had to settle for second spot with 55-01, while five seconds back was veteran Tim Beardmore (Bridgnorth CC) in third.

And in the women’s event Chester Road Club’s Rebecca Holland clocked 1-04-23 to win by around a minute and a half from Emma Serjeant (Hafren CC), while third was Chester Tri Club’s Lizzy Deery with 1-08-42.

Beardmore was best veteran on standard as well as third overall, his time giving him a plus of 12-37 over his age standard.

Henri Bedford (Revolutions Racing) was top junior with 56-54, while Bridgnorth CC were top team on the day. Beacon Roads CC duo George Thorne and Roger Cutler were best two-up in 55-33.

The morning was pleasant with only a light southerly breeze making conditions favourable for the event on a tough rolling course with nearly 300 metres of climbing.

With a personal best of 45-32 having been set on the super-fast Rhigos R25/3h course in South Wales, Bigham’s performance in Shropshire was the fastest ever on a course in the county and throws up questions once again about just how fast the 29-year-old can go.

Rebecca Holland’s victory is her first win of the season in open time trials, but comes after she placed second in the West Cheshire TTCA 50-mile event last month.

She’s next due to be in action in the Fibrax Wrexham RC hilly 32-mile time trial on August 1, as well as the same club’s 25-mile event later next month.

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