RTTC National 10 mile Championship (Women)(Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers) (Entries close 17/08/21)

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  • Date: 11-Sep-21
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: P454/10
  • Closing Date: 17-Aug-21 23:59
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Simmonds battles to victory in RTTC National 10 Mile Championship Women

  • Published: 11 Sep 21
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Hayley Simmonds

Hayley Simmonds (CAMS Racing) took her fourth national title of the season at the women’s  RTTC National 10 Mile Championship in Dorset.

Simmonds, from St Neots in Cambridgeshire, clocked a winning time of 22 minutes and 35 seconds on a technical course finishing 40 seconds faster than her nearest rival.

The 33-year-old has already won the National 25 and Circuit Championships along with being part of the winning National Team Time Trial side.

The B454/10 saw riders head out south from Wool along the B3071 which climbed away from the start before descending into the first turn at Burngate.

Riders continued heading east downwards towards East Lulworth on the B3070 and passing Lulworth Castle.

Continuing on the B3070 in a north easterly direction riders headed through the Lulworth Range before turning onto Holme Lane and then onto Bindon Lane for the finish.

Despite the tough start to the course which also had technical sections Simmonds recorded an average speed of over 26.56 miles per hour on her way to victory.

Joanna Patterson (The Independent Pedaler – Nopinz) has already won the National 50 and 100 Mile Championships this season.

However, this time out she had to settle for the runners-up position finishing 40 seconds back in 23-15.

A tough battle for third saw three riders separated by just nine seconds as they battled in the Dorset countryside.

It was Alex Clay (The Independent Pedaler – Nopinz) who finished third in 23-34 which was six seconds quicker than Anna Morris (AeroLab Ward WheelZ) while Victoria Smith (AeroCoach) took fifth (23-43).

Jennifer George was the third counting The Independent Pedaler – Nopinz rider in 23-59 as they took the team prize.

“It was really good on a really fun course,” said Simmonds.

“It was quite windy but otherwise it was dry which was quite lucky for that course because otherwise I think it might have been a bit difficult if it had been wet.

“It wasn’t that fast because the first four kilometres was up a climb so you had to go off hard and then quite a fast descent into the first corner which you had to break quite hard into.

“A lot of the rest of the course was generally very fast on quite flowing roads and quite a lot of twists and turns, a lot of which you could take in the tri bars.”

Quickest veteran was Anna Warren (Oxonian CC) who clocked 26-02 ahead of Elizabeth Williams (Stroud Valley Velos) 43 seconds behind while Kirsty McSeveney (...a3crg) finished third in the age category (27-07).

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