JUST 28 seconds separated the top four riders in Solihull Cycling Club’s 10 mile time trial last Thursday.
Fastest solo rider was Solihull CC’s Alastair McChesney in a time of 22 minutes 31 seconds from a field of 24, at an average speed of 26.65 mph.
Conor O’Brien came second in 22:48 and Jeremy Stone third in 22:51.
Last veteran Solihull CC member David Rutherford returned to his home town of Newcastle to compete in the Tyneside Vagabonds 47 mile Mountain Time Trial event. In all 86 riders took up the challenge but David’s time of 2 hrs, 18 mins and 48 secs ensured he returned to Solihull with the prize for the fastest rider aged over 60.
The event was won by local lad and GB Olympic medalist Chris Newton in 1:50:16 - over six minutes faster than the previous record.