Michael Hutchinson (In Gear-Quickvit) won both the 20km individual time trial and Brompton folding bike world championships at the Bike Blenheim Palace cycling festival on Sunday.

Hutchinson blitzed the closed roads course around the grounds of the Oxfordshire stately home in 26-08. Defending champion Matt Bottrill (i-ride.co.uk) came close to repeating his 2010 victory by finishing just 11 seconds behind Hutchinson.

Bottrill’s i-ride.co.uk team-mate Scott Walker placed third with 27-51.

Fastest woman was Paracycling time trial world champion Sarah Storey (Horizon Fitness RT), who also placed the fourth fastest time of the day with 28-29. Emma Grant was second fastest woman with 30-40, with Bronwen Ewing (Rye and District Wheelers) completing the women’s podium in third and 31-45.

Hutchinson then went on to win the Brompton folding bike world championship, a fast-paced and not-entirely-serious race also held around the grounds. Rachael Elliott won the women’s title.

Near-perfect weather conditions enticed thousands to take part in the 60- and 100-mile cyclo-sportive rides, Breast Cancer Care Pink Ribbon challenge ride and family rides around the stunning Cotswolds countryside.

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British time trial round-up (August 20-21)

Matt Bottrill, time trial, Bike Blenheim Palace 2011, August 21 2011



Matt Bottrill in the time trial

Michael Hutchinson in time trial, Bike Blenheim Palace 2011, August 21 2011



Michael Hutchinson in the time trial

Sarah Storey, women



Women’s time trial winner Sarah Storey

Time trial women



Sarah Storey tops the women’s time trial podium, flanked by second-placed Emma Grant (left) and Bronwen Ewing (right) in third

Men



Michael Hutchinson wins the men’s time trial, with Matt Bottrill (left) in second and Scott Walker in third

Brompton world champs start, Bike Blenheim Palace 2011, August 21 2011



Le Mans-style start for the Brompton world championships

Brompton world champs, Bike Blenheim Palace 2011, August 21 2011



Brompton action

Rachel Elliott wins women



Brompton women’s winner Rachael Elliott

Michael Hutchinson, Brompton world champion, Bike Blenheim Palace 2011, August 21 2011



Blazering ride: Hutchinson’s Brompton race face

Brompton world champ winners, Bike Blenheim Palace 2011, August 21 2011



All of the Brompton winners

The Mask, Bike Blenheim Palace 2011, August 21 2011



The Mask

Moustache man, Brompton world champs, Bike Blenheim Palace 2011, August 21 2011



A man with a small dog under his nose

Pink Ribbon Ride, Bike Blenheim Palace 2011, August 21 2011



Pink Ribbon ride

Cyclo-sportive, Bike Blenheim Palace 2011, August 21 2011



A handful of the thousands of cyclo-sportive riders

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  • Roger Simmonds

    Look out its another Aussie! What an absolutely jolly wheeze you chappies at Blenheim ,letting Angus Young of AC/DC win the Brompton race and then saying it was the good Dr.Hutch.Nice one ‘ goodonya mates!!!