Results – RTTC Time Trial Series Rd 5


Matthew Bottrill, Sarah Storey, Steve Berry winners in round 5 of the RTTC Time Trial Series on the VC10

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Results – RTTC Time Trial Series Rd 5

Men’s Event
Sunday morning saw Round 5 of the National time trial series took part in the small Village of Buckleberry in West Berkshire. The riders would complete a very demanding, technical and hilly circuit. With two laps to be covered giving a total mileage of 31.2 miles, the riders were also competing on the UK’s hottest day for 2014.


They would need true pace and judgement to be crowned to take the victory. The event started at 8:01 am. Riders were struggling to break into the 1 hr 13 minutes barrier. The main reason was due to the amount of climbing on the circuit. But course recorld holder, and former International road rider, Danny Axford (Artic Tacx Rt) set an incredible pace of 1:12:30 with an opening lap of 36:02 and just fading slightly on the second lap.

Meanwhile out on the course, the last of the seeded riders got underway, and it was Matt Clinton of Mike Vaughan Cycles who set a blistering pace 34:54, with Matthew Bottrill ( starting 2 minutes behind. It was clear Clinton was on a mission, and not wanting to be caught. His pace was so rapid Bottrill, was only 30 secs faster.

The heat was on, and it was clear that both riders were going to break the old course record. At around 22 miles, Clinton caught his two minute man James Ratcliffe-Fred Williams Racing, who in turn was trying to make the podium. But with an epic first lap, fatigue set into Clinton’s legs and he started to fade slightly. But the good news for him was he held off Bottrill, for a time of 1:09:54.

Bottrill, also caught Ratcliffe, in the final two miles, and upped the pace on the second lap to take more time out of the competition. But knowing he had been pushed by Clinton, it had been a true battle between the pair. A new course record was set by over 4 minutes 1:08:36. But the best news was Bottrill clinched the National series with four out of four wins and his 8th of the season.

An exhausted Bottrill after the finish said “That was a real race, a really hard demanding circuit. With the heat, I felt look I was in an oven! I came to today’s race fatigued after a big weeks training. I knew it was going to be an hard day within the first few miles. But luckily I got stronger as the event went on. Its great to have won the series for the 4th time. Now the next goal is the National 50 miles championships. Followed by the British Championships.”

1 Matthew Bottrill 01:08:36
2 Matt Clinton Mike Vaughan Cycles 01:09:54
3 Danny Axford Arctic Tacx RT 01:12:30
4 James Ratcliffe Fred Williams Racing 01:12:56
5 Sebastian Ader …a3crg 01:13:00
6 Christopher Fennell PMR @ Toachim House 01:13:15
7 Nick English AW 01:14:33
8 Jonathan Parker PMR @ Toachim House 01:15:13
9 Scott Walker MG Decor Team Carbon Bikes Solutions 01:15:29
10 Will Hayter London Dynamo 01:16:29
11 Ken Buckley AW 01:17:03
12 Sam Clarke Charlotteville Cycling Club 01:25:29

1 Sarah Storey Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International Bobc 01:17:24
2 Emily Robertson Glendene CC 01:22:26
3 Anna Turvey Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International Bobc 01:22:52
4 Rebecca Slack Look Mum No Hands! 01:23:00
5 Katie Archibold Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International Bobc 01:23:26
6 Bronwen Ewing Trainsharp Racing Team 01:25:14
7 Lauren Creamer Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International Bobc 01:25:30
8 Amy-Jo Clarke Charlotteville Cycling Club 01:27:03
9 Madelaine Lee-Smith East Grinstead CC 01:27:23
10 Emma Craddock South Downs Bikes 01:28:24
11 Louise Mason VeloRefined Aerosmiths 01:28:42
12 Rachel Przybylski Wyndymilla 01:33:31
13 Charlotte Easton Look Mum No Hands! 01:34:45
14 Sarah Phelps Brighton Mitre CC 01:37:48
15 Linda Endicott Kent Velo Boys/Girls 01:38:46
16 Rosie Davies Birmingham Running & Triathlon 01:39:54
17 Elin Williamson Brighton Mitre CC 01:40:22
18 Catherine Gaskell Redhill CC 01:42:28
19 Bee Gregorie Kent Velo Boys/Girls 01:43:14
20 Sarah Cashman Wyndymilla 01:47:18
21 Liz Rice London Phoenix CC 01:50:23
22 Jacinta Moore Newcomer CC 02:08:18

1 Adrian Jones PH-MAS Cycling 01:24:08

1 James Falconer Ferryhill Whs/Mountain High 01:17:37
2 Ryan Kenworthy LeisureLakes 01:24:25

1 Steve Berry Arctic Tacx RT 01:16:03
2 Geoff Platts MG Décor 01:17:09
3 James Goward Four4th 01:17:53
4 Stephen Campbell Twickenham CC 01:18:22
5 Phil Watts North Hampshire RC 01:20:23
6 David Johnson VC 10 01:22:43
7 Ian Lakey Newbury RC 01:25:37
8 Paul Lilley Fenland Clarion CC 01:26:35
9 Peter Lavine Coalville Whs 01:27:05
10 Graham Green MG Decor Team Carbon Bikes Solutions 01:31:20
11 Jeff Bowler South Pennine RC 01:33:38
12 Chris Lowe Swindon RC Hargroves Cycles 01:33:41
13 Dave Birch Welland Valley CC 01:34:19
14 Michael Murkin Swindon RC 01:37:22
15 Hamish Gregorie Kent Velo Boys/Girls 01:45:58



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