James Hywel-Davies continued his flying start to the season, winning at this evening’s hillclimb at Mere. James finished the climb in 3 minutes 57, despite a slow start due to not being clipped in to his pedals. There was another junior rider in second place, George Smith making a twelve seconds improvement over last week on a night when most riders were slower. Nigel Brown was third from James Chant, Scawen Roberts and Rowan Birch. Sarah Wheeler again beat Jenny Lucas to be fastest lady rider. Results and points here
At the Yeovil CC 5 mile time trial on Tuesday, another good turnout of 32 riders took on the fairly flat course. Most riders were a little slower than last week due to the wind conditions, with James Chant eight seconds and six places down on the week before with a time of 12.49. Mark Geddes put in a good ride for a time of 13.08 while Chris Mullett went ‘non-aero’ again and finished in 14.20. James Geddes came home ahead of his twin brother Connor this week in 14.38, with Connor on 14.59.
In Open tts, Stuart Kerton put in a fast ride at the Oxford City RC event recently. On a windy day, Stuart finished in 21st in a competitive field with a time of 23.03. Chris Mullett took part in the latest WTTA Hardrider tt, a 30 miler near Royal Wootten Bassett. Chris was 25th with a time of 1.26.32.
Nigel Brown continued his good run of results in the over-50s mountain bike races, this time at Checkendon near Reading at the second Southern XC round. On a flat course, Nigel raced to second, just under three minutes behind the winner Mark Chadbourne at the end of the four laps race. Andy Parsons also got a good result of 11th in the five laps Veterans’ race. Kim Little was fifth in the Masters race while Daniel Riggs did well in the three lap Open category, finishing 17th from 51 starters.