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TTT Junior winners: Ewan Cook, Adam Holleyman and Oliver Nolan


The Wightlink-Wight Mountain Time Trial Series kicked off with the first event of the season on Sunday (27th March).

The time trial was a Charity 3-Up Team TT on the new Military Road 25km course. Good conditions were wished for and the weather didn’t disappoint, setting the scene for some healthy competition and fast times.

Island clubs, cyclists from the local community and riders from the mainland got into the spirit of the event, joining together to make up teams, with some catchy names, to take on the challenge.

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There were some fast times set on the day, but Wightlink-Wight Mountain CRT team members Matt Allsopp, Kev Chant and James Veal put in an impressive performance to take the Overall Winners trophy, powering home in 34 minutes dead.

In 2nd place were the Bradford Avon CC lads, finishing in 36.42, with the 3rd spot on the podium going to the WLWM team, which was comprised of Adam Holleyman, Oliver Nolan, and new Junior team member Ewan Cook, who pulled out a 37.50: a time good enough to also take the Overall combined Junior title.

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TTT Overall Winners: Matt Allsopp James Veal Kev Chant
The Ladies Combined category was won by Tom’s Train, comprised of IOW Triathlon club members Tom Horton, Henry Morgan, and Lottie Van Der Helstraete, in a time of 45.58.

Simon Ambrosini, James Ebdon and Pete Moore, aka the Simon Ambrosini Wheel Suckers, took the Combined Vets 60+ title in 42.47 and the Combined Vets 50+ top spot went to NAUT to be Sniffed At, the best-placed NAUT Club team, which included Alex Paul, Martin Piper and Sean Williams in 38.18.

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TTT 60+ Simon Ambrosini James Ebdon And Pete Moore
Organisers and Wightlink-Wight Mountain members Jerry and Julie Cooper said:

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“As this was our first ever team time trial, we were uncertain how things would go, but we had a fantastic take up for the event and the conditions couldn’t have been much better on the day.

“It was fantastic to see everyone again and great to meet some new riders who were keen to take up the challenge; it certainly makes all the hard work worthwhile.

“Huge thanks go out to our sponsors and the amazing volunteers from the local cycling community who give up their time to help out on the day – we really couldn’t do it without them.”

Over £500 was raised on the day by the team donating the entry fees and selling tickets for the Grand Raffle Draw in September, and this will go towards the team’s target of £2,000 for their local chosen charity, Mountbatten Isle of Wight.

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