CC Ashwell take to the road at Lee Valley

CC Ashwell at Lee Valley.
CC Ashwell at Lee Valley.

Cycle Club Ashwell were in action in both youth and senior road races at Lee Valley Velo Park.

In the U12s race last weekend, Nathan Hardy earned a respectable fourth with Mark Lightfoot just behind in eighth, while Joe Hadsley finished in the bunch.

In the U14s event Adam Lightfoot had a great ride to take third place and in the U16s race, Noah slipped back from the breakaway group to roll in with the main bunch.

The Seniors race saw Dave Mitchinson battled through rain showers to cross the line in a very respectable tenth.

CCA’s Justin Layne and Michael Martin were in time trial action at the ECCA 10 mile event on the E2/10 course held on the A11 near Babraham. The event had a star appearance from World Tour professional and British TT champion Alex Dowsett, who won the event in 17 minutes 46 seconds.

Justin Layne was third with an impressive 19:49, just over two minutes behind Dowsett. Martin was equal 14th with a time of 21:32.

The first round of the RTTC Classic Time Trial Series was held in nearby Finchingfield, Essex and three CCA testers were up for the rolling 25.6 mile course.

Professional racer Dowsett was clearly still free from World Tour duty and raced for the second day in succession on local roads, winning the event with a staggering time of 51 minutes 54 seconds.

Ashwell’s Jackie Field was seventh overall woman and first in Vet category with a time of 1:05:56hrs, while Mark Constable finished with a time of 1:08:03, taking 12th and Richard Glover finished 20th with a 1:16:57.

Round Two was held much further afield, near Buxton, Derbyshire. CCA’s James McKenzie and Jackie Field made the trip over and were well rewarded with their efforts. Field placed first Vet Woman and McKenzie claimed 12th fastest on target time.