ONLY ten seconds split the first four Solihull CC riders at the club’s own five-mile Time Trial Championships last Thursday.
There was a big turn-out of 26 riders on the night and Alastair McChesney put in a very quick time of 11-05 to take the title with Jez Stone 2nd in 11-10, Eddy Priddy 3rd in 11-14 and Conor O’Brien 4th in 11-15.
Private entry rider Richard Bradley broke the course record with a scintillating 10-32.
The LVRC Road Championships was split into two venues last Sunday, in both Leicestershire and Hampshire, and David Rutherford, from Solihull CC, had to travel south to Portsdown for his race in the 60-65 category.
David broke early in the race but was caught by the group, and when the key break of four attacked at half distance, he couldn’t respond and had to settle for 2nd in the bunch in the hill finish to take 6th place.
David then travelled to Austria for the World Masters in St. Johann-in-Tirol to compete in the age 62-64 road race.
In the tight finish getting close to the front was difficult and David was pleased to make up over 20 places, down the finishing straight, to take 9th place.
Great Britain did have winners in Austria, however, and Midlands rider Roger Iddles, from Stourbridge Velo, rode impressively to win his second Championship title in recent years in the age 65-69 Time Trial.
The season came to a close on Tuesday night for the Warwick RC 10, where Eddy Priddy was again the quickest of the Solihull CC riders in a time of 22-03, with Steve Mountford clocking a 23-35 and Colin Williamson a 24-26.