Cycling Sport

TIME TRIAL SERIES DRAWS TO A CLOSE IN CHALLENGING CONDITIONS


Last Saturday (31st August) saw the 5th and final round of the Wightlink-Wight Mountain Time Trial series – with 3 local riders on the podium.

The 10-mile event was run along Military Road on the ‘Pearl’ course in very challenging conditions, with a strong South Westerly wind present.

Held in conjunction with the Isle of Wight Bike Say at Chessell pottery, the race saw a strong turn out of competitors with on the day and overall prize presentation taking place afterwards.

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Wightlink-Wight Mountain rider Kev Chant took the overall series having dominated every round. His time on the day of 21 minutes 29 seconds was also a new course record.

2nd overall went to Clint Oliver and 3rd place was clinched by James Veal.

Thanks have been given to all the sponsors of the series – Wightlink, Wight Mountain, CutLaserCut, Island Stoves and Chessell pottery cafe.

Julian Jenkinson Memorial TT – Utag 10mm 

Team Riders Kev Chant and Clint Oliver took a trip to Petersfield on Saturday (7th September) to compete in the Utag 10 Mile Time Trial.

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This event is held annually and attracts some of the best time trialists in the south of England. This year there were 128 entries all very keen to set new personal best times, especially local team riders looking to break the 20-minute mark over the 10 miles.

Kev Chant had an outstanding ride completing the 10 miles in 19mins 43 seconds placing him 8th in the seniors. Clint Oliver also completed the 10 miles in 19 mins 45 seconds placing him 6th in the Veterans. Both Wightlink-Wight Mountain riders averaged over 30mph to go sub 20min and are very pleased with there results.

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