After the disappointment of missing out on the British Time Trial Championships last weekend through illness, Matt Bottrill (Drag2Zero.com) made sure he finished his season on a high when he rode the Plan B Racing 30-mile event on Saturday.

The Leicestershire-based rider clocked 57-44 for the A30/7 course at Etwall in Derbyshire, breaking the course record and taking victory by almost three minutes over South Pennine CC’s Charles Taylor.

Despite being a little disappointed with his power output, Bottrill still hit an average speed of 31mph.

Elsewhere, Lutterworth Cycle Centre rider Matt Sinclair won the Association of Notts and Derby CC 25-mile event, covering the A25/2 course at Granby in Leicestershire in 53-41 to take the win by almost a minute from Lee Tunnicliffe (High Wycombe CC).

In Shropshire, Dean Robson (Somerset RC) was also a convincing winner, riding in the Speedwell BC mountain TT over a 36-mile course around Cleobury Mortimer and Bridgnorth.

He clocked 1-33-43 to win by almost three minutes from Stourbridge Velo rider Karl Moseley.

Veteran Pete Tadros (In Gear-Quickvit RT) clocked 20-10 to win the Redmon CC 10 at North Holmwood in Surrey. He held off Elliott Porter (Team Corridori) by 11 seconds, while another vet, former national champion Richard Prebble (Node 4-Giordana) took third spot.

Danny Axford proved victorious in the Didcot Phoenix 25 at Wootton in Oxfordshire, the Arctic RT rider winning with 54-02 to beat National 24-Hour Championship silver medallist Stuart Birnie (Willesden CC) by a minute and a half over the H25/17 course from Cumnor to Faringdon and Besselsleigh.

Manchester Wheelers’ Simon Bridge got the better of Metaltek-Scott rival Simon Wilson in the ABC Centreville 25 at Goostrey in Cheshire on Saturday.

Bridge clocked 52-54, eight seconds better than Wilson, while Leigh Premier RC’s Chris Southworth was third, more than a minute further back.

Welland Valley CC placed two riders on the podium in the Northampton and District CA 20-mile event at Naseby on Saturday, Tom Sexton taking the win with exactly 47 minutes, while Tim Smith was third with 47-51. Sandwiched in between was I Cycle C rider James Stewart with 47-21.

The hill-climb season is almost upon us, and Border City Wheelers staged their event on the 5.3-mile Hartside climb near Melmerby in Cumbria on Sunday.

Alistair Robinson (Team Leslie) won with 17-23.3, 22 seconds quicker than Kent Valley RC junior James Knox.

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