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Alastair McChesney storms to time trial win

IN a week dominated by time trials for Solihull Cycling Club the excellent performances have continued.

IN a week dominated by time trials for Solihull Cycling Club the excellent performances have continued.

The Warwickshire evening 10 on Tuesday was again won by Alastair McChesney in a blistering 21-15 and having raised the bar Eddy Priddy responded with a fine 21-55 to finish 2nd. Dave Rutherford was 4th with 23 dead, Steve Mountford took 6th in 23-17 and Colin Williamson 7th in 23-51.

Thursday saw the club's own Championship 10 on the K1 course, out of Knowle, and McChesney raised the stakes again with a 21-05. However this time it was Keith Reynolds who took 2nd place honours with a super 21-27 and pushed Priddy into 3rd spot with his 22-36.

On Saturday our regular representatives in the SPOCO hilly TT series, Gareth Lewis and Alex Zebedee, were in action in the Coventry Road Club event. Gareth clocked a 1-05-20 while Alex rode a 1-13 plus. Their respective 6th and 3rd places in the series at the start of the event will be adjusted by these results.

The K16 course, on the A38, was the venue for the Mercia HBM CC 25 mile TT on Sunday and the club were well represented. McChesney took 6th place with a 55-33 and Priddy took 9th with a much-improved 56-51, Mountford a 1-01-58 and Zebedee getting under 1hr 12. It was, however, Scott Povey, from Shirley RC, who took the win with a fine ride to beat the 54 minute barrier.

The last of the trilogy of Circuit Races at the new Tudor Grange Circuit concluded last Wednesday evening with a good field.

It was a National B race for riders at Elite level or below and was won in fine style by Elite rider Matthew Higgins from Team Corley. He lapped all but the 2nd and 3rd placed riders but was lucky to finish ahead after missing lap markers near the end and prematurely stopping racing. Matt Clinton, of KFS Special vehicles, was 2nd with Richard Cartland, of Team Corley, 3rd.



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