National champion Chris Fennell (The Independent Pedaller-No Pinz) added another win at the Medway Velo Open 10 to his palmares.
After a couple of years at different courses due to covid, the race returned to its traditional home on the Isle of Grain course, with riders having to deal with a deceptive headwind on the return leg to the finish.
Fennell came home in 19-28, a full one minute ahead of his brother Nic, who claimed second place. Army Cycling’s Stefan Gloyn was the only other rider in the 20 minute bracket, recording a time of 20-55.
Medway Velo Michael Stanley continued his strong season with a time of 24:52, just ahead of Wigmore rider Jamie Harris.
First woman overall was Debbie Percival (Kent Velo Girls/boys) who rode her time trial bike in 27:16.
With the increasing popularity of riding traditional road bikes in time trials, a number riders opted for the road bike event, with Huseyin Vardal of the Gemini winning the category in 22:32 ahead of Paul Turton (23:55) and Cameron Carthew of the Wigmore in 25:07.
Medway Velo’s Sally Smith was first placed woman in the women’s road bike event, ahead of Martina Ben-Shaul and Caroline Wyke. Smith and Ben-Shaul also being placed second and third woman overall.
Organiser Matt Nunn thanked all riders for taking part remarking “the first of our open time trials bought out the fine weather and a number of riders recorded personal best times, coping well with the windy conditions you usually find on the Isle of Grain. I would thank all of the riders who entered as well as the club members who gave up their time to marshal, and assist at the event.”
The club’s second open event is a 25 mile event on the Hamstreet by pass next Sunday, 22nd May.
|1||Christopher Fennell||The Independent Pedaler – Nopinz||19:28||Male|
|2||Nicholas Fennell||Thanet RC||20:28||Male|
|3||Stefan Gloyn||Army Cycling||20:55||Male|
|4||Martin Kober||Abellio – SFA Racing Team||21:09||Male|
|5||Alex Pearson||Woolwich CC||21:26||Male|
|6||Paul Burrows||Thanet RC||21:40||Male|
|7||Graeme Garner||Essex Roads CC||21:52||Male|
|7||Matthew Saunders||Team Vision Racing – Silverhook||21:52||Male|
|9||Mark Hill||VeloRefined Rule 5||21:56||Male|
|10||Alexander Luisi||Bath Cycling Club||22:03||Male|
|11||Mark Doxey||Abellio – SFA Racing Team||22:21||Male|
|12||Paul Turner||34 Nomads CC||22:28||Male|
|13||Huseyin Vardal||Gemini BC||22:32||RB||Male|
|13||Pete Elms||VC Deal||22:32||Male|
|15||Simon Henderson||Thanet RC||22:55||Male|
|16||Paul Smith||VeloRefined Rule 5||22:59||Male|
|17||Liam McLaughlin||Arctic Aircon RT||23:04||Male|
|18||Mark Newton||Elite Cycling||23:20||Male|
|19||Paul Turton||Team Vision Racing – Silverhook||23:55||RB||Male|
|20||Jamie Harris||Wigmore CC||24:26||Male|
|21||Michael Stanley||Medway Velo Club||24:52||Male|
|22||Cameron Carthew||Wigmore CC||25:07||RB||Male|
|23||Jeremy Parker||Gravesend CC||25:17||Male|
|24||Daniel Homer||London Phoenix CC||25:30||Male|
|24||David Hodsman||Dulwich Paragon CC||25:30||Male|
|26||Sam Day||CS Grupetto||26:10||RB||Male|
|27||Andrew Grant||Chelmer CC||26:16||Male|
|28||David Smith||VC de Londres||26:36||Male|
|29||Debbie Percival||Kent Velo Girls/Boys||27:16||Female|
|30||Anthony Whale||Harlow CC||27:23||Male|
|31||Sally Smith||Medway Velo Club||27:31||RB||Female|
|32||Mike Perry||Thanet RC||30:11||Male|
|33||Martina Ben-Shaul||Dulwich Paragon CC||31:55||RB||Female|
|34||Caroline Wyke||CC Sudbury||33:14||RB||Female|