Mercia CC-Lloyds Cycles report 03.05.19.
Four of Mercia CC-Lloyds Cycles Veteran riders took part in the Veteran Time Trials Association 25mile event held on the K16 course at Alrewas. Jason Seabridge recorded the best time of the four completing the course in 51 minutes 40 seconds. Ben Startin was unlucky not to break the hour barrier with a time of 1:00:13. Nigel Finch had a good early season ride with 1:03:57. Lady rider Anne Staley took the prize for the fastest female with a time of 1:14:44. The overall winner was Daniel Barnett in 1:14:44.
The Mercia CC-Lloyds Cycles club evening Time Trial held over 10 miles on the Anslow circuit was again well supported the riders appreciating the slightly warmer weather. Lee Aston of Mercia CC-Lloyds Cycles was again the winner with a time of 23minutes 37seconds. He was followed by James Middleton of Media Velo in 24:17 and Haydn Smedley of DTC/Mercia in 24:36. Other riders times were as follows and all Mercia unless noted otherwise. Andy Wray 24:44 (3rd on Handicap), Sean Sleigh Born to Bike 24:53, Eric Voronovich 25:31 (1st on Handicap), Ben Startin 26:24, Ben Lambert 26:48, Jeff Slinn 26:54. Chris Redding DTC 26:54, Keith Staley 28:32, Liam Mewis (Youth & 2nd on Handicap) 29:02, John Hulse 30:15, Dave Baines 31:15, Adrian Waters 32:52 & at one lap, David Peters 19:11.
Zak Machin Mercia CC-Lloyds Cycles Under 14 rider rode in the latest round of the Mallory Park Youth Road Race League where he finished in 3rd place behind the winner Adam Lea of Team MK. Machin was leading the Series but has now slipped to third place. With only three points covering the first 3 riders and racing carrying on until the end of August the Championship is still well within his grasp. This weekend Machin will be taking part in the British Cycling National Youth Circuit racing on the Isle of Man which gives Youth riders an opportunity to race, escorted, on open roads