Alison Purser and Claire Ella broke the national women’s tandem trike record in the Yorkshire Cycling Federation 15-mile time trial in East Yorkshire on Sunday, slicing more than five minutes from the previous mark.

Purser (Tandem Trike Association North East) and Ella (Born 2 Bike) clocked 36-41 to slice 5-34 off the old record, which was set in 2007 by Purser alongside Christine Minto.

The new record was a remarkable time, especially given the headwind finish to the V728 course based on North Cave, which left many riders battling home.

In the open event, Huddersfield Star Wheelers’ Mark Thaxter clocked 29-40 to take the win, with Andy Jackson (Team Swift) second.

There were some fast times posted in the Hemel Hempstead CC 10 on Saturday. Heavy rain showers early on gave way to brighter conditions, several of the later riders recorded personal bests and the top 11 all went under 20 minutes.

Rob Pears (Bath CC) proved fastest with 19-18, while Matt Clinton (Mike Vaughan Cycles) was second, just three seconds slower.

The pre-race favourite Matt Bottrill (Drag2Zero.com) crashed out after puncturing and then later hitting a pot-hole.

And on Sunday the Hemel Hempstead CC organised a 25, which was won by Danny Axford (Arctic SRAM) at Launton, Oxfordshire. His time of 52-08 was exactly three minutes quicker than his nearest rival, TMG Horizon rider Luke Clarke.

Jon Wynn (Northover VT) proved a convincing winner of the Western TTA 100 on the new U462 at Ashton Keynes in Wiltshire on Sunday.

He clocked 3-41-36 to take the win by more than 20 minutes from runner-up Oliver Mott (Bike Science) and was also the best veteran on standard with a plus of 1-10-56.

The last man off, Wynn was also the first rider to finish, with almost everyone else finding the going tough and PBs hard to come by.

There was just one rider to go under the four-hour mark in the West Wales Cyclists’ League 100 at Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, on Sunday.

George Rose (Cycle Coaching Wales RT) clocked 3-59-01 to take the win by just 3-45 from veteran Dean Lubin (Ciclos Uno), while Oliver Simon (Tenby Aces) completed the podium in third, more than nine minutes behind the winner.

Team Swift’s Joel Wainman won the Lincolnshire RRA 50 at Osbournby in Lincolnshire on Sunday.

He covered the C50/.2 course in 1-48-109 to win by around three and a half minutes from Scunthorpe Poly CC rival Julian Ramsbottom, while Rob Townsend (Team Swirt) was third.

Scott Povey (Warwickshire RC) won the Mercia CC 25 at Fradley in Staffordshire with a time of 51-42, which was around a minute and a half quicker than his nearest rivals, with Team Corley Cycles’ David Kiernan and Barry Charlton (Lyme RC) both clocking 53-07 and tying for second.

Withington Wheelers’ Darren Maironis won the Janus RC Fred Gratton Memorial 25 at Goostrey in Cheshire, his time of 54-27 being just three seconds quicker than Nigel Haigh (Strategic Lions) in second.

And in Cambridgeshire, Stephen Colbert (Arbis Colbert Cycles) won the Northants DCA 15-mile event at Stilton with 33-12, 37 seconds quicker than St Ives CC rider Mick Hodson in second.

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