Gale-force winds battered the country last weekend, leading to generally slow times in most time trials.

Just two riders – Wiggins and Hutchinson – went under the 20-minute mark in the National 10 on a normally fast course in North Yorkshire, but riders across the country contended with swirling winds.

Nick Dwyer rode superbly to set a new event record time of 19-37 in the Southern Counties CU 10 at Horsham on Saturday, good enough to win by 41 seconds. 

Chippenham and District Wheelers’ Jeff Jones did well to clock 20-27 for the U7B course at Falfield, winning by 30 seconds from Bynea CC rider Keiron Davies, while in Oxfordshire Jon Simpkins ( was the only man to go under the 21-minute mark on an exposed and blustery Witney bypass.

Opting not to ride the National Championships, former British Best-All Rounder Kevin Dawson ( showed he is still a classy rider with victory in the Sheffrec CC event in South Yorkshire, clocking 20–43 for the O10/1 course at Hatfield Woodhouse.

And spare a thought for riders in longer distance events.

Kevin Tye (Datateam Allstars) won the San Fairy Ann CC 50-mile event on the Q50/11 at Lydd, Kent, his time of 1-49-04 being 1-47 quicker than his nearest rival.

And up in Cambridgeshire, Peter Balls (West Suffolk Wheelers) was quickest in the Eastern Counties CA 50 at Six Mile Bottom, clocking 1-51-17 for the exposed course to win by just over a minute.

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