National champion Julia Shaw (www.drag2zero.com) added the 10-mile women’s competition record to her time trial CV in Bridlington CC’s event in East Yorkshire on Saturday.

Shaw clocked 19-47 to shave three seconds from the five-year-old mark held by Wendy Houvenaghel as her team-mate Jeff Jones improved to 18-25 to win the overall event.

Adam Jackson (Team Swift), 18-58, joined the sub-19-minute club in second place as Michael Hutchinson, who set the current men’s best on the same course, was denied by a puncture on an afternoon when a rising east to south easterly wind was some benefit on the longer return leg.

Eleven-time British Best All-Rounder Kevin Dawson (Strategic Lions) was in record-breaking form in the VTTA North Midlands 30, clocking a course-best 59-57 for victory by nearly two minutes over Julian Ramsbottom (Scunthorpe Poly CC), 1-01-52, at Hatfield Woodhouse, near Sheffield.

There was a course record as well for Rob Scott (The Bike Cellar), who clocked a winning 1-48-33 in Plymouth Corinthian CC’s 50 at Buckfastleigh, in Devon.

And on-song Keith Murray (Ferryhill Wheelers) also beat the course record with 45-52 to win Ryton Tri’s Hilly 21 at Belsay before completing a Northumberland weekend double with victory in the Cramlington CC 10 at Widrington in 20-36.

Murray’s Ryton win, by 1-02 over Shaun Tyson (Adept Precision RT), wrapped up overall victory in the Tyne Tees SPOCO competition and his win the following morning, beating Andy Fuller (GS Metro) by 44 seconds, made it seven on the bounce for the Darlington rider.

Roadman Dale Appleby (Metaltek Scott), 19-56, and Kieron Davies (Bynea CC), 19-59, both dipped under 20 minutes in a close finish to the Realteam 10 at Raglan, Monmouthshire, while Conall Yates (In-Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT) added another win with 20-22 in Eastbourne Rovers CC’s 10 at East Hoathly, beating Nick Dwyer (Lewes Wanderers CC) by nine seconds. Dwyer came back next morning to win the Eastbourne Rovers 25 at Maresfield in 52-17.

James Gilfillan (Contre La Montre), 52-08, was a decisive winner of Reading CC’s Clive Pugh Memorial 25 at Bentley, Hampshire, and course specialist Sam Barker (Planet X RT), 52-40, led the way in Bedfordshire RCC’s Charity 25 at Tempsford.

In Scotland, Ben Peacock (Paisley Velo RT) clocked 51-33 for a 27-second win over Alan Thomson (Sandy Wallace Cycles) in Inverclyde Velo’s 25 at Bishopton, and Deeside Thistle CC’s Coffee Pot 50 went to their own Philip Kelman in 1-52-16.

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  • Roger Clarke

    Chris Newton has done a 42 minute ride for the Ryton 21 course, so I’m afraid Keith Murray’s ride is not a course record.