After notching up an impressive 10-mile time of 18-07 the previous weekend, Michael Hutchinson (In Gear-Quickvit) showed his good form at 25 miles on Sunday when he clocked exactly 47 minutes in the Acme Wheelers (Rhondda) event in South Wales.

Hutchinson’s time was almost a minute and a half quicker than his nearest rival, fast man Stu Dodd (Drag2Zero.com), but it could’ve been even quicker were it not for an easterly breeze which blew up as the race went on, making it difficult for the late starters at Hirwaun.

Elsewhere, Joel Wainman (Team Swift) won the tough Teesdale CRC mountain time trial in County Durham, covering 40 miles of unforgiving terrain in 1-51-58 to win by almost two minutes.

The event takes riders from Barnard Castle to Stanhope, and features some tough climbs and fast 1 in 8 descents, as well as natural hazards like cattle grids, sheep and rocks.

The course record fell for the NC14 at Middleton, Northamptonshire, on Saturday, when Jason Gurney (Bains Racing) and Scott Walker (I Ride RT) tied for first place in the Northampton and District CA 20-mile event.

They both clocked 44:33, leaving Welland Valley CC’s Tom Sexton to complete the podium in third, another 1-15 behind.

And in Cornwall, Royal Navy/Royal Marines CA rider Sean Childs notched up victory in the Yeovil CC 10-mile event at Podimore.

He clocked 20-17 on a sunny day to win by 13 seconds from Northover Vets’ Jon Wynn.

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