Melton Olympic Cycling Club: Haines breaks course record

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The latest round of Melton Olympic Cycling Club’s Evening TT League last Wednesday saw a two-year-old course record broken.

Jet-propelled tester Jamie Haines covered the Plungar course in 21min 24secs, beating the 2013 mark set by Adam Gascoigne (Pedal Power). Stu Faver was second with 23.34.

* The previous week’s evening time trial, on May 20, was altered by roadworks on the Ashby Pastures course and it was decided to run two laps of a shortened course.

Only four riders braved the surface dressing and other obstacles, and the event was won by Nick Cave (Lutterworth Cycle Centre) in 17min 41secs. Ad Brown was the first Melton rider home in 20.16.

* On Saturday, three Melton riders competed in the National Team Time Trial Championships on the A46 at Farndon.

The 32.5-mile course was relatively flat, and the Melton guys came home in a very creditable 15th position with a time of 1hr 07min 35secs for an average speed just below 29mph.

* Elsewhere on Saturday, three Melton riders took part in the Nottingham Clarion CC Open 50-mile TT.

It was the first time Paul Kerr and Adam Brown had ridden 50 miles against the clock, and they finished in 2hr 08min 59secs and 2.14.39 respectively. Clubmate John Atkin clocked 2.23.46, and the event was won by Charles Taylor (South Pennine) in 1.49.16.

* Sunday’s club run will leave Mill Street car park at 9am with the halfway point at Colsterworth.

The club holds the Club Championship 10 TT next Wednesday on the Plungar course, first rider off at 7.30pm.