Four riders were inside 22 minutes in the club TT on the Holmes Chapel Road at Congleton on May 29th. It was very windy.
Joe Dobson (Manchester Bicycle Club was under 21 mins with 20:40, beating Ben Norbury into a rare second place with 21:11. Jamie Willetts was 3rd in 21:52. Second and third in the CCC league event, were Steve Sladin in 23:17 and Mat Stephenson 23:22.
Alice Taylor (Marple Spinners) was fastest lady in 28:04 ahead of Kerry Gleave (unattached) 31:53. There was a very close race amongst the Congleton ladies. Lesley Norbury won this with 30:48 beating Gill Armstrong and Alison Stephenson who dead heated in 32:12. Geraldine Masson (Sandbach Sunday Cyclists) rode a flat barred “hybrid” bike to a very creditable 32:44 in her first ever TT.
No juniors this week, but two juveniles. Joel Ackers (Innovation Trek) achieved an excellent time of 23:23 whist the younger Arron Mansell (Pro Vision) got round in also excellent 26:25.
There was a current TT competition record holder riding in the event. Barry Charlton (Swinnerton Cycles) holds competition records on a trike at 30 miles (1:05:12), 100 miles (3:58:19) and 12 hours (259 miles). He is also a past record holder at 10 (20:51) and 25 miles (53:37). In our event he rode a solo bicycle to 21:58.
FULL RESULT HERE
VIDEO HERE by Adrian Pennington