The VTTA 24 hour National Championship was held the weekend of 22/23 July in Cheshire and Shropshire. The event was part of the world famous Mersey Roads 24, alias the RTTC 24 hour National Championship. Conditions were tough - it rained heavily for half the event from 3pm to 4am and the riders had to follow a hillier route because part of the usual course was unavailable. All the riders are to be congratulated on completing this gruelling event. Special congratulations go to the Men's Champion Robbie Mitchell and the Women's Champion Chris Murray, and to runners up Christian Geldard, Doug Hart and Joanna Cebrat.
This year results are on Age Adjusted Distance (AAD), measured in miles. This is the actual distance age adjusted to 40
Men's final results:
|1||Robbie Mitchell||42||Auchencrow Thistle CC||Scotland||524.79||519.37|
|2||Christian Geldard||48||North Hampshire RC||Wessex||500.95||478.69|
|3||Doug Hart||50||Ilkley CC||Yorkshire||491.13||462.91|
|4||Greg Elwell||49||VTTA (Yorkshire)||Yorkshire||485.20||459.99|
|5||Andrew Askwith||58||Vive Le Velo||Yorkshire||484.49||429.69|
|6||Nigel Briggs||62||South Pennine RC||East Midlands||457.00||386.83|
|7||Adam Rogers||48||Eastbourne Rovers CC||Surrey/Sussex||440.81||418.55|
|8||Angus Swanson||55||Stirling Bike Club||Scotland||414.87||370.62|
|9||Philip Jones||64||Peterborough CC||East Anglian||407.62||329.15|
|10||Roger Squire||54||Fibrax Wrexham RC||Merseyside||388.06||347.16|
|11||Rob Rix||75||Southport CC||North Lancashire & Lakes||382.36||249.55|
|12||Jez Willows||58||Sherwood CC||East Midlands||380.64||325.84|
|13||Geraint Catherall||49||Anfield BC||Merseyside||328.58||303.37|
Women's final results
|1||Chris Murray||46||Army Cycling||Wessex||521.35||465.38|
|2||Joanna Cebrat||44||360cycling||Manchester & North West||470.31||419.23|
The Yorkshire team of Doug Hart, Greg Elwell and Andrew Askwith won the Group competition with an AAD of 1460.82 miles.
There was no club team of VTTA members.
For a report on the event see https://cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-report/24910#anchor
For the full set of results overall, men, women, age adjustment and age bands see
A full report will be published in the next Veteran.