Cordin outclasses the rest of the field

Matlock Cycling Club's Josh Eaton.
Matlock Cycling Club's Josh Eaton.

Matlock Cycling Club’s Championship ten-mile time-trial was held on Tuesday night in warm conditions with a favourable southerly wind that aided the riders on the longer outward leg towards Bakewell.

This meant most people’s times were quicker than in previous weeks with many riders setting season’s or personal bests.

Once more, Richard Cordin proved that he is the strongest rider in the club at present as he won yet another Championship Trophy.

Cordin outclassed the rest of the field, finishing in a time of 22 minutes dead.

His nearest challenger was veteran rider Chris Green, who was almost a minute down on Cordin finishing in 22:51. Dave Wallwin, a previous winner on the course, had to settle for third place despite setting a seasons best time of 22:52.

In-form Kevin White finished in fourth place, in the process setting a new personal best time of 22 minutes and 55 seconds, knocking almost a minute off his previous fastest time.

Chris Watts rode well to finish in eighth place overall.

His reward was his first sub-25 minute ride on the course as he too set a personal best time of 24 minutes and 41 seconds.

Patrick Smart was once again the fastest youth rider.

Smart clocked a time of 25 minutes and 20 seconds.

A notable ride in the youth category was Josh Eaton.

Eaton had previously gone under the 29-minute barrier for the first time just a few weeks ago.

He has now smashed the 28-minute barrier, having finished here in a remarkable time of 27 minutes and 18 seconds – averaging 22mph – to continue his recent run of fine form.

Vicky Dawson was the fastest female rider, finishing in a time of 25:46, with Phoebe Sneddon second (29:00), and Emily Thoday third (29:27).