Both Matthew Bottrill (drag2zero) and Andy Bason (Team Pedal Revolution) showed they had recovered from their medal winning rides in last weekend’s RTTC National 100-mile championships.
National champion Bottrill won the North Notts Olympic RC `25` by over two minutes with a course record 48-05 on the A25/25 at Carlton on Trent. Adam Gascoigne (Team Pedal Power was runner-up with his 50-24 while Andrew Green (Lutterworth CC) filled third with 50-29. Best of the women was Lynn Taylor (Born to Bike) with a 56-36.
Bason, meanwhile, chose to ride another `100`, the East District CA event on the B100/4, and clocked the year’s fastest, a 3-36-50. At the same time Bason led a Team Pedal Revolution 1-2-3 with Nik Bowdler, 3-41-5, and Mark Arnold, 3-48-25, filling the other top places. First woman was Lucy Gossage (Cambridge Tri & CC), 4-20-08.
A couple of other `100’s` featured, the MDTTA on the reversed J2/18 saw Charles Taylor (South Pennine RC) set a district record, 3-46-01, beating Neil Skellern (Team Swift) by 11-56. Event secretary Peter Hayhurst tells us riders and marshals were pleased with the new course and liked the afternoon start. He also believes that Neil’s time (3-57-57) is a 45-49 age group record. Paul Shalliker (coveryourcar.com) took third with his 4-03-02. Karen Poplewell (Seamons CC) was first woman with her 4-42-01.
The Yorkshire CF `100`saw Joel Wainman (Team Swift) retain his title with a 3-44-59. Carl Riise (Shetland Wheelers) and Nigel Haigh (Sportscover-Altura) were second and third respectively with 3-51-54 and 3-58-24. A 4-14-41 earned Christine McLean (Shetland Wheelers) the women’s prize.
While the early starters caught the rain the majority of the field in the Yeovil CC `25` had a relatively dry ride with David Kiddell (Cavalier CC) coming out on top with a 55-07, exactly one minute faster than Tom Alban (Revo Racing). Mark Ashurst (Somerset RC), 56-14 was third.
Birkenhead North End’s `25` was taken by Paul Grindley (Liverpool Century), 53-51, ahead of Peter Ware (St Helens CRC), 55-17 and Paul Holt (Fibrax Wrexham RC) just five seconds slower. Hannah McDonald (Liverpool Century) clocked 1-03-55, fastest of the women.
Gavin Atkins (Hemel Hempstead CC) won API’s Zak Carr Memorial `25`, a 48-45 leaving him with 41 seconds advantage over Peter Balls (West Suffolk Wheelers). Sam Barker (Planet X) filled third place with a 49-29.
Lincoln Wheelers Charity `10` saw Witham Wheelers’ James Coleman in winning form, his 20-22 putting him 40 seconds clear of Anthony Nash (Scunthorpe Polytechnic) while Rob Watkinson (Doncaster Wheelers) was a further 33 seconds adrift.
Giles Harrison (Blumilk.com) had just two seconds in hand over Jason Bateman (Pendle Forest CC) in the Border City Wheelers `10` with his 21-11. The promoting club’s Richard Bickley was third with a 21-18.