A record nine ladies were among a field of 44 battling out at the final 10 ml TT of the season on the Husbands Bosworth- Sibbertoft course.
With a northerly breeze giving less help down the finishing straight than in previous weeks, Helen Talbot posted the quickest time of 28.15; followed home by Louise Perry (Welland Valley Tri), Jen Clegg and Paula Moore (Welland Valley Tri) – all finishing within 45 seconds of each other.
Also riding to excellent times (which included a mixture of first-ever TT times and PBs for more experienced riders) were Jane Evans, Alison Chapman, Lorna Marlow, Sophie Ward and Debbie Ward.
In the men’s race, Tim Smith was quickest again in 22.46; with James Lowe around a minute behind – followed by a close grouping of Isaac Hudson, Peter Bentley, Josh Van Nierop and Los Cox.
Quickest male road biker was Jason Williams – narrowly ahead of James Moore. Paula Moore was quickest female road biker.
5 mile TT results to follow.