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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 10

Published by National Chairman on 2nd Jun 2015


The 78 year old Scottish dynamo, Derek Stewart, became the VTTA National 10 Mile Champion for the second year in succession on the 30 May. Derek recorded a 22:35 ride which gave him a plus of 8:23.

The full result will follow

A STROLL ALONG THE A4

Published for London & Home Counties Group by Secretary on 2nd Jun 2015

Opting for some peaceful meandering along the A4 between Maidenhead Thicket and Sonning (Reading), London Group Treasurer Chas Jepson promoted his annual 10 mile event on Thursday the 28th of May. Use of the word ‘meandering’ is not meant cast any disparagements on the 25 entrants but rather to illustrate the sense of calm that pervaded following the comparative frenetic promotion of the Don Byham Memorial 10 on the 4th of May and the prestigious 100 mile Championship at Liverpool, courtesy of the Anfield Bicycle Club. Not to overlook the National Championship 10 which, preceded by a monumental build-up, was due to take place two days later.

Roy May, the signage expert and would-be turn marshal, reported that there were roadworks just before the turn but a promise had been made by BT (for it was they) to clear the road forthwith. Roy stood by, the riders and timekeepers stood by and at 2:15 Roy rang through to say the road was clear and so it was that the event started 30 minutes later than planned.

A lean and fit looking Martin Winter from Twickenham took first place, whilst one of Hemel Hempstead’s top men, John Dowling, looking just a little portly, was second, a mere nine seconds ahead of John Roberts from the High Wycombe.

The Willesden duo of Gillian Reynolds and Brian Moon took the team award. (The two Thursday events on H10/2 requiring just two to make a team).

Name Club Group Time Plus/Minus
Martin Winter Twickenham CC London & Home Counties 22:12 04:38
John Dowling Hemel Hempstead CC London & Home Counties 23:07 04:19
Jeff Roberts High Wycombe CC London & Home Counties 22:35 04:10
Alan Lang Hartlepool CC North 23:27 03:53
Gillian Reynolds (W) Willesden CC London & Home Counties 26:49 03:52
Keith Griffin Paceline RT London & Home Counties 22:56 03:49
Richard Hutt Harp RC London & Home Counties 23:39 03:41
Geoff Perry Milton Keynes RT London & Home Counties 23:43 03:37
John French Oxford City RC West 24:16 03:28
Cliff Voller Newbury RC West 24:43 03:23
David Guy OV Cycling Club London & Home Counties 25:31 03:21
Richard Burton Westerley CC London & Home Counties 24:23 03:09
John Beer Kingston Phoenix RC Surrey-Sussex 25:08 02:58
Carl Bond Kenton RC London & Home Counties 23:30 02:48
Peter Cockbain South Bucks RC London & Home Counties 27:58 01:55
Chas Jepson Becontree Wheelers London & Home Counties 32:42 00:35
William Gladwin Hillingdon CC London & Home Counties 32:40 -00:23
Brian Moon Whitewebbs CC London & Home Counties 30:00 -01:08
Jan Farmer (W) Sepentine Running Club London & Home Counties 34:12 -03:58
Philip Burgin Kingston Phoenix RC Surrey-Sussex DNS  
Dave Gaida Reading CC West DNS  
Mary Twitchett (W) Cambridge CC East Anglian DNS  
Brian James Brighton Mitre CC London & Home Counties DNS  
Andrew Wright VC10 London & Home Counties DNS  
Mike Appleyard Lancashire RC London & Home Counties DNS