Early June Racing Round Up

Jun 15, 2015
Posted by: matt
Category: Results
  • Ingrid Shepherd 7th in RTTC National 50 mile Time Trial Championship
  • Shepherd first lady at Allen Valley Velo Mountain Time Trial
  • Gordon first V40 at Allen Valley Velo Mountain Time Trial
  • Gordon 5th in North Tyneside Riders 12m TT and 18th in Adept Precision RT 25m TT
  • Michael Sloanes 4th in Peter Taylor Memorial Road Race

Ingrid Shepherd continued her strong season with a seventh place finish in the Women’s RTTC national 50 mile time trial championship on Sunday. It follows yet another regional victory the previous weekend at Allen Valley Mountain Time Trial. 

Shepherd clocked a time of 2:01:31 on the rolling A road course in Shropshire, she was just over 8 minutes behind overall winner Julia Shaw (www.drag2zero.com)1:53:09, who finished ahead of Team Velosport’s Hayley Simmonds (1:54:22) with the final step of the podium taken by Gateshead based rider Angela Hibbs of Team Wattcycle who stopped the clock at 1:58:27. 

The previous weekend Shepherd continued her dominance of regional time trials with a victory in a shortened Allen Valley Mountain Time Trial, in a time of 32:14. Steve Gordon took the honours in the over 40’s veteran category as well as 5th overall with a time of 30:03, as Adept Precision RT’s Shaun Tyson took the overall victory with an impressive time of 29 minutes dead. Ilkley CC’s Ewan Farrow finished 2nd with 29:39, ahead of the Cestria CC pair of Michael Openshaw (29:44) and Dean Penfold (29:53), times which helped Cestria CC take the team prize. The second Clarion rider on the day was Kris Adlington in 12th with a time of 31:17, with Matt France in 41st (34:53) and Tom Guy 43rd (35:08).

Steve Gordon meanwhile continued to show good form clocking 53:45 to finish 18th in the Adept Precision RT 25 mile Time Trial on Saturday in North Yorkshire. The event was won by Michael Ellerton of Team Swift in a time of 50:40, 10 seconds ahead of Mark Thaxter (HD Revolutions), with the host’s Shaun Tyson clocking 50:54 to round out the podium. 

On the Sunday Gordon came in in 5th place in the North Tyneside Riders 12 mile time trial, clocking 30:27, behind Danny Grieves (GS Metro) who won in a time of 28:11. Harry Armstrong (Breeze Bikes RT) took second, stopping the clock at 29:26, seven seconds ahead of GS Metro's Ben Lane (29:33). Michael Sloanes clocked 31:26 to take 9th overall. 

On the road racing circuit Michael Sloanes looks to be rediscovering his form after a strong performance in the Peter Taylor Memorial Road Race on Humberside, which saw him finish 4th despite a late puncture. Sloanes attacked two laps out on a downhill section, which saw him and one other rider get away, later joined by three others. In the end the puncture with just over a mile to go saw Sloanes’ sprint hampered and he missed out on the podium behind eventual winner Richard Moore (Squadra RT), who took the win ahead of Alexander Simmons (BowlPhish BONTRAGER Racing) and Paul Rymer (Wilsons Wheels Race Team). 

Meanwhile Paul Cottrell finished 7th at the Prissick race circuit on Thursday in the 3rd and 4th category race, narrowly pipped to the line by Houghton CC’s Chris Ranson, in a race won by SCOTT Racing’s Matthew Worton. 

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