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27th May, 2022

CYCLING - Droitwich Cycling Club win team event in Coventry

Aaron Sutcliffe 6th May, 2022 Updated: 11th May, 2022

DROITWICH Cycling Club racers secured a brilliant team win at the Coventry CC open 10-mile time trial.

Despite all three Droitwich riders facing difficulties on the day, Luke Allen (22:08), Rikky Hughes (22:40) and Paul Mansfield (24:06) won the event by more than four minutes in an aggregate time.

Allen experienced technical issues whilst Hughes had a badly disintegrating front tyre and Mansfield was suffering from fatigue in wet conditions.

Open events are extremely competitive time trials, attracting riders from around the country.

Hughes and Mansfield then joined James Rogers and Ian Hunt at the Little Mountain TT, another open event, run over nearly 40 miles around Witley.

And Droitwich came close to securing another team win as Rogers, Hunt and Mansfield came 10th, 13th and 18th respectively in the road bike category whilst Hughes was the fifth fastest TT bike to finish in a personal best time.

Droitwich also hosted a Tuesday night TT with 16 riders competing as recent surface dressing forced a switch from Himbleton to the Ryeland’s Lane course north of Droitwich.

Silas Vanden Branden (UoB CC) took the win in (21:10) followed by Allen (21:49) setting a huge PB to lead home Hughes, Matt Overs and Ward – all from Droitwich CC – to round out the top five.

Gabriella Homer (Saint Piran) was the fastest woman in (23:50) and Marcus Bufton (Droitwich CC) was the fastest of the four riders on standard road bikes in 24:06.

To find out how to get involved in competitive or social cycling visit: www.droitwichcyclingclub.co.uk or search for @droitwichcc on social media.

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