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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
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).
|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|