Knud­sen in for PB on Et­wall course

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - CY­CLING DAVID HIGHAM

THE week­end saw some great re­sults for the Wheel­ers. On Satur­day, Ruth Gamwell was the fastest lady in the MDTTA 50 mile time trial on the Twem­low, Chelford, Knutsford course.

Her time of 2.12.00 was over 90 sec­onds bet­ter than the sec­ond placed lady.

Also on Satur­day, Mike Knud­sen recorded his fastest ever time for a 25 mile time trial – and the fastest by a Wheeler this year – on the Et­wall course.

He took 30 sec­onds off his pre­vi­ous best with a time of 53.22.

On Sun­day, Chris Quin car­ried his blis­ter­ing form into the LVRC Na­tional Cham­pi­onships held on a rolling course at Audlem in Cheshire.

Quin was part of a five man break that formed early in the 60 mile race and, hav­ing dropped the two weakest mem­bers, the three re­main­ing riders built a sub­stan­tial lead over the main field.

Quin led out the sprint but lost by half a wheel to add a sil­ver medal to the gold he won in the TLI Na­tional Cri­terium Cham­pi­onships a few weeks ago.

David Higham made his re­turn to rac­ing af­ter nine months out with se­ri­ous in­jury in the lat­est round of the LVRC Over 65s Na­tional Championship on the same cir­cuit.

Short of race fit­ness, he ini­ti­ated an ul­ti­mately un­suc­cess­ful four man break but lacked the fin­ish­ing kick to con­test the fi­nal bunch sprint.

The Club 10 Mile Championship con­tin­ued on Wed­nes­day evening.

A heavy down­pour be­fore the start de­terred many po­ten­tial starters, but those that did ride were blessed with a very fast evening.

Mike Stretch won his sec­ond event of the se­ries with a time of 22.27 and there were per­sonal bests for Matt Yard­ley (who also fin­ished sec­ond), James Rus­sell, Paul Dean and Jo Holden (who was also the fastest lady).

Matt Yard­ley now leads the Hand­i­cap Com­pe­ti­tion with 117 points, ahead of Sian Hughes (114) and Paul Fen­ton (96).

Matt Burt still leads the Scratch Com­pe­ti­tion with 115 points from Matt Yard­ley (109) and Paul Fen­ton (104).

Daisy Pick­les, who won the 10 Mile Championship in 2014, has re­cently qual­i­fied for the World Triathlon Cham­pi­onships, which will be held this year in Mexico.

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