Melton Olympic Cycling Club: Street breaks record at Open 25

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A prestigious record fell as Melton Olympic Cycling Club staged its Open 25 TT on the A46 at Farndon.

A 100-strong field of riders entered with Jamie Perkins (Team Zenith GC Cycles) topping the tree in 51.30 ahead of runner-up Matt Sinclair (Lutterworth Cycle Centre) in 52.21.

For Melton, Russell Gent clocked 1hr 00min 33secs from John Atkin (1.06.28), Debbie Shaw (1.12.19), and Mike Street whose time of 1.15.05 set a new club record over 25 miles for an octogenarian.

* The latest Wednesday club time trial league outing ventured to the Ashby Pastures circuit where Jamie Haines was once again fastest in 20min 14secs from his shadow Stu Faver (22.13).

Times: 1 Jamie Haines 20.14, 2 Stuart Faver 22.13, 3 Jeff Snodin 22.20, 4 Adam Brown 24.01, 5 Gary Ison 25.07, 6 Dean Chapman 25.24, 7 Matt Seddon 25.42, 8 Bryan Fenwick 26.35, 9 Bill Vetcher 27.42, 10 Wayne Hazeldine 27.57.

* The previous Wednesday saw riders tackle the gruelling 13-mile lap of the Harby circuit with the riders climbing Harby Hill up to the finish line.

Haines won in 30min 39secs followed by Faver (33.22).

Times: 1 Jamie Haines 30.39, 2 Stuart Faver 33.22, 3 Steve Savage 33.26, 4 John Atkin 38.18, 5 Dean Chapman 38.21, 6 Gary Ison 38.27, 7 Kerrigan Robb 40.07, 8 Stephen Knox 41.46, 9 Wayne Hazeldine 42.01, 10 Mark Saunders (Nottingham Clarion CC) 42.48, 11 Tony Palmer (Nottingham Clarion CC) 43.59.

* On Sunday, the club is promoting a road race on the Wymondham time trial circuit.

The event is open to category 3/4 riders and starts at 10am.

Anyone willing to help on the day, should report to Edmondthorpe Village Hall race HQ at 8am.

The next round of the Evening TT League also takes place on the Wymondham circuit, first riders off at 7pm.