Result – Coventry CC Open 25 Mile TT


Matt Clinton under 50 minutes in the Coventry CC Open 25 Mile Time Trial on Saturday

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Result – Coventry CC Open 25 Mile TT

Matt Clinton (Mike Vaughan Cycles) took his 10th win of the season at the Coventry CC 25-mile time-trial this weekend with two laps of the Princethorpe circuit. As winner of the event for the previous 4 years, Matt was last seeding, with his target being to break the course record he’d set in 2012 of 50:45. With the rain holding off and the afternoon warming up, Matt set a blistering first lap – clocking the first 10 miles in 19:14 (31.2mph), almost 2mph faster than the course record.


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Perhaps setting out a little too fast, Matt faded into his second of two laps, but was still averaging well over 30mph average speed. Into the final few miles, the course record was firmly in sight, just how fast could Matt go? Hitting the line just outside of Princethorpe, he would smash the course record by 1:39, finishing in a time of 49:06 (30.54mph). This would be enough for Matt to win the event for the 5th consecutive year, with 2nd place James Ratcliffe (Fred Williams Cycles) being exactly 2minutes down in 51:06 and third place Jon Simpkins (Drag2Zero) another 1:17 in arrears.

This time would give Matt the 16th fastest 25mile time completed in an Open event so far this season, an achievement for such a demanding course as at Princethorpe. Less than a month to go until his first attempt at the National 25 mile TT Championships in Cumbria, Matt’s form is building nicely and is aiming for an outside chance at a medal.


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1 Matt Clinton Mike Vaughan Cycles 49:06
2 James Ratcliffe Fred Williams RT 51:06
3 Jon Simpkins Drag2zero 52:23
4 David Kiernan Corley Cycles 53:51
5 Russell Jelly Mapperley CC 55:53
6 David Schofield-Newton LeisureLakes 56:32
7 Keith Burden Rugby Racing CC 57:17
8 Phil Clark Rugby Velo 57:57
9 Chris Sprott Leicester Forest CC 58:00
10 Keith Lea Addiscombe CC 58:08
11 Paul Moss Coventry RC 58:26
12 Stuart Saunders Somerset RC 58:44
12 Dale Norris Leicester Forest CC 58:44
14 Jeff Matthews Team Echelon – Rotor 58:52
15 Robert Gibbons Hinckley CRC 58:54
16 Paul Lilley Fenland Clarion CC 58:57
17 Richard Howes Coventry RC 59:06
18 Martin McGowan Beacon Roads CC 59:09
19 Peter Delves Coventry RC 1:00:03
20 John Bourton Echelon Cycles 1:00:28
21 Mark Burnham Coventry RC 1:00:37
22 Robert Cannell Newport (Shropshire) CC 1:01:22
23 Roger Sewell Hounslow & District Wh’s 1:01:33
24 Matthew Simons Mercia Lloyds Cycles CC 1:01:39
25 Steve Boat Welland Valley CC 1:02:16
26 Marina Bloom Rugby RCC 1:02:28
27 Simon Hayes Coventry CC 1:02:45
28 Richard Hill Stafford RC 1:03:22
29 Colin Day Coventry CC 1:04:22
29 Anne Portsmouth Rugby Racing CC 1:04:42
31 Melvyn Lewis Stafford RC 1:05:44
31 Tony Smith Leamington C & AC 1:05:44
33 David Manship Leicester Forest CC 1:06:14
34 Carl Nash Coventry CC 1:06:39
35 David Mitchell Saracen RC 1:07:04
36 Keith Jones Coventry CC 1:07:39
37 Steve Lawrence Cycle Sport South Hams 1:08:15
38 April Lewis Stafford RC 1:09:04
39 Simon Davis Severn Valley Velo 1:11:25
40 Richard Boyd Rugby Racing CC 1:11:58
41 Pete Akoslovski A5 Rangers 1:14:28
42 Mike Bloom Rugby RCC 1:15:49
43 Graham Hewson Simonstrong Campaingers 1:17:11
44 John Griffin Elizabethan CC 1:18:06
45 Anthony Hutton Welland Valley CC 1:19:48

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