EMILY Martin tried to go faster than Sarah Storey, a multiple gold medal winner at the Paralympic Games, during a 10-mile time trial last weekend.

The Weaver Valley Cycling Club member completed the latest Manchester and District Ladies’ Cycling Association event, on a course from Twemlow to Chelford, in 24:37 to finish third.

Storey and Monica Drew, both representing Storey Racing, shared first place after stopping the clock in 23:23.

Weaver Valley’s Lynsey Astles was 10th in 27:08 while Carol Robson, on her maiden outing of the campaign, timed 29:06 to classify in 14th position.

In a men’s invitational race, also over 10 miles, was won by Alex Royle (Manchester Bicycle Club) in a fast 20:49 ahead of Northwich-based professional Matt Nowell (Saint Piran) who was close behind in 20:56.

Dan Robson, from Weaver Valley, posted a time of 26:56.

Martin had been an impressive victor in her category at the opening Darley Moor circuit race of the campaign, moving clear of four rivals who had broken away from the bunch along with her.

Sam Taylor, a teammate at Weaver Valley, took third in a men’s race that was won by Karl Baillie (Witham Wheelers).

He had to contend with a dropped chain while completing Macclesfield Wheelers’ 25 for the first time using a course on roads around Chelford, stopping the clock in 57:46 to rank just outside the top 10.

Alistair Stanway (58:06), Dave Curran (1:01.47) and veteran Alan Shuttleworth (1:21.52) contested the same event in Weaver Valley’s colours.