Doug Dewey made an emphatic start to the time trial season when he broke the course record in Southdown Bikes 34-kilometre event in West Sussex.

The 23-year-old In Gear Quickvit rider from Huntingdon clocked 46-49 for the GS989 course at Storrington, slicing 27 seconds off the course record set last year by Wouter Sybrandy.

The day was dry, and apart from some strong winds as the riders header through Houghton, conditions were good.

Sybrandy had to settle for second spot on Sunday, having clocked exactly 48 minutes, while the podium was completed by a3crg rider Sebastian Ader with 49-30.

The promoting club Southdown Bikes took the team prize with Simon McNamara, Gary Brind and Roger Smith combining for a total of 2-39-54, while the best of the women was Charlotte Easton (Look Mum No Hands!) with 1-03-21.

Meanwhile, Stuart Wearmouth (MTS Cyclesport) won the North East Cyclo-Cross Championships, staged at Gateshead Stadium.

After winning round 14 of the North East League the previous weekend, Wearmouth put his current form to good use when he took the win ahead of Scott UK rival Keith Murray, while Colin Ash (Black Hawk Bikes) was third.

And in the Eastern League’s Team Championships at Mistley, Essex, it was the promoting club Colchester Rovers CC who came out on top overall. The senior men’s race was won by Jason Bouttell (Eastern Composite), who held off Hackney GT’s Matt Webber.

In road racing, young second category rider Dante Carpenter beat his Pedal Heaven RT team-mate to victory in the penultimate round of the Imperial Winter Series at the Hillingdon circuit in London on Saturday.

Riding his first race of the season, Carpenter, 18 and from Dorking, took the win by around ten seconds from Pine after breaking away on the final lap to avoid a sprint finish.

Elsewhere, Prestige VC rider Kristian Woolf won the fourth race in the East London Velo Six Days of Winter Series at the Redbridge circuit in Essex.

The 17-year-old held off Twickenham CC’s Iain Palmer for the win, while Paul McGrath (North Road CC) was third.

And in North Yorkshire, Jack Rees (Achieve Cycle Coaching) was victorious in the second round of the Velo29 Series at the Croft motor racing circuit.