WEAVER Valley’s Guardian Cup summer time trialling series was concluded this week, after a series of ten 10 mile races.

Riders needed to score from a minimum of five events.

The winner of the scratch competition after four events, Dave Walker, was unable to compete in a fifth, because of family commitments.

This left victory open for Sam Taylor, who scored 122 points, 8 points ahead of second placed rider Andy Milligan, with Dave Curran in third.

In the meantime, the handicap event was won by long standing veteran club member Steve Thomas, competing for the first time for many years.

Thomas scored 121 points, 12 points clear of second placed Rhys Edwards, with Carol Robson in third.

The last event of the summer series saw Andy Milligan and Paul Longley tied for first place, both finishing in exactly 23.13, and Lynsey Astles delivered the fastest time for a female in 27.14.

Three riders represented Weaver Valley in the www.RealTeam.co.uk 25 mile time trial, held from Hirwaun Community Centre near Neath in South Wales.

This event is renowned for its fast course, and this year attracted over 200 top riders from around the country, all looking for personal best times.

In the women’s competition, Stephanie Post of Team Bottrill posted the fastest time of 52.01.

Weaver Valley’s Emily Martin came 7th lady (and 3rd in the senior female category) in a PB of 56.56, beating her best time by two minutes and establishing a new club record.

Lynsey Astles also rode well, finishing in 1.02.25 as 13th fastest female veteran.

In the men’s competition, Sam Taylor excelled to finish as 6th in the male senior category, in a time of 51.14.

The men’s event was won by Henry Latimer of Didcot Phoenix CC in 48.10.

Continuing a weekend of personal bests and fast times for the club, husband and wife duo Carol and Dan Robson represented Weaver Valley in the Manchester and District TTA 10 mile time trial near Chelford.

They both produced their fastest times ever, with Dan finishing in 25.25 (39th overall) and Carol (coming in 4th in the women’s event) in 26.20.

The winners of the event were David Griffiths (Bioracer-Moriarty Bikes) in the men’s event in 20.27; and in the women’s event, Jayne Dickens (Pro Vision Cycle Clothing) finished in 25.00.