Twenty five riders took part in Matlock Cycling Club’s final Ashford 5-mile time-trial of the year on Tuesday.
Once again, Richard Cordin proved too strong for the rest of the field as he recorded yet another victory.
Cordin finished in a time of 11 minutes and 1 second – averaging over 27mph – to comfortably take the win.
Second place went to veteran rider Chris Green – leader of the point’s competition – who finished 19 seconds back on 11:20.
Peter Colledge had to settle for third place, just 4 seconds adrift from Green.
Kevin White’s good form continued as he set a new personal best by some 25 seconds to finish in a time of 11 minutes and 34 seconds.
Patrick Smart was the fasted young rider – finishing in 8th place overall with a time of 12:07.
There were season’s best times too for Steve Heading (11:38), Neil Armitage (11:52), John Balysz (12:36), Martin Stubbs (12:49), Eric Ruthenberg (13:03), Alan Fox (13:16) and William Alves (13:33).
Chris Green’s dominance of Matlock’s 7.4-mile Short Hilly time-trial ended on Thursday night as he had to settle for second place – despite setting a season’s best time.
Warm and still weather conditions meant it was the fastest night of the year, with many riders setting season’s best times.
Steve Heading took a fine win with an astonishingly quick time of 19minutes and 40 seconds.
Green had no answer to Heading’s power as he finished 17 seconds back on 19:57 – the first time he’s been under 20 minutes this season.
Third place went to Carl Dyke who really has found his form.
Dyke improved on his time once again as he completed the tough course in 21:23.
Predictably, Patrick Smart was the fastest young rider to finish – coming home in 7th place with a time of 23:03.
Matlock’s evening time-trials have now come to an end for this season, with many riders taking a short break before the Cyclo Cross and Mountain Bike seasons start.
Finally, some of the club’s younger members had a very successful day at Eastridge Woods, Shropshire for the last round of the RRP Midlands XC Series.
This was a tough course with long steep climbs and fast technical descents.
Matlock CC’s juniors had a great day out with four individual wins in their respective categories, and all won their respective series titles as well.
Missing was Tim Elsmore but he also came third in the U12 Series.
Gregg Booker led the field right from the start with a hard push on the tough climbs. A Heanor Clarion rider fought back but couldn’t hold on to Gregg and in his tired state made a mistake which caused him to puncture. This left Gregg with a good win of over three minutes on the second-placed rider.