WEAVER Valley Cycling Club ranked fourth after Warrington Road Club’s ‘4 up’ team time trial.

Emily Martin, Andy Milligan, Sam Taylor and Dave Walker took part in the popular event on Thursday, rotating regularly who led the group before reaching the finish in 54:48.

That made them the pick of the mixed combinations.

Team Chronomaster took first prize after clocking 51:16, almost two minutes clear of runners-up Velotik Racing Team.

Taylor returned to action on Saturday afternoon and classified sixth overall after his run in the East Lancashire Road Club 25-mile time trial.

He stopped the clock in 53:03 to head a seven-strong Weaver Valley’s contingent.

Milligan (58:33), Alistair Stanway (59:38) and Paul Connor (59:43) all dipped below the hour mark, while Colin Latter (1:04.36), Dan Robson (1:05.07) and Alan Shuttleworth (1:19.24) were in action too.

Simon Wilson (Ribble Pro Cycling) took victory in by more than two-and-a-half minutes, setting a new course record of 49:50.

Further north, in Cumbria, Steve Marlow achieved his objective of setting a lifetime best when he took part in Springfield Financial Racing Team’s 10-mile time trial for charity on the renowned Levens course.

And the Weaver Valley man did exactly that, clocking 23:31 – a fine effort for a veteran rider.