First Race Back: Newbury Velo TT

July 6 saw Newbury Velo hold a Cycling Time Trials test event over 10 miles with Henry Latimer the winner of the mens race and Kirsty McSeveney the fastest woman

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First Race Back: Newbury Velo TT

Newbury Velo on their Facebook page, are very proud to say that they ran the first cycle racing event to happen in the UK since lockdown started. Cycling Time Trials gave them permission to run their first two events as demonstration events to test the water for other events to start next week.

Part of this ‘test’ was for them to go above and beyond on the risk assessment to keep everyone safe from Covid 19 with strict distancing measures, temperature checking, disinfecting numbers and so on.

There were 60 riders who were lucky enough to get to pin a number on with Henry Latimer (Didcot Phoenix) storming to victory with a staggering time of 20:19, with James Fawcett (…a3crg) in second place with 21:03. Tom Lane (Atlas Clever Race Team) took third with 21:21. First of the strong turnout from Newbury Velo was Matt Fisher with a great time (PB to be confirmed) of 22:12.

Amongst the ladies, it was Kirsty McSeveney (…a3crg) who took the top podium spot with a fast time of 24:02. Jennifer George (Memorial Santos) was just behind with 24:07 whilst Corinne Clark took third with 24:16. Owen Abery (ONFORM) was first junior boy in 26:47 and Freya Eccleston (PPV) was first junior girl in 27:30.

The club looks forward to welcoming riders back at future events – book on now via our website:

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