A record 10 club riders compete in Stratford CC’s Open 10 mile TT.

Ten Star riders entered the Straford Cycling Club’s Open 10 mile time trial on Saturday, making up one of the largest club entries.

The circular course, which starts near the Dunnington crossroads just outside Alcester, is fast with a good road surface. Riders faced a headwind at the start, followed by a rolling section with two energy sapping ramps up to the turn point at 3 miles. After this the course is fast with a last 3 mile home run section on a dual carriageway.

Six of the Star riders posted personal best times, most exceeding their PBs by over 2 minutes.

A large field of 120 riders took part with the fastest time of the day just under 20 minutes at 19.54 recorded by Joshua Sandman (Team Backstedt).

Jonathan Ward continued his good form with the fastest club time of 22.30, which put him in 31st position, with Roger Foster (39th) on 22.58, Lee Heron (40th) 23.02, Mark Boyles (42nd) 23.10, Stuart Quick (46th) 23.13, Blaine Carpenter (47th) 23.14, Mike Hicks (53rd) 23.49, Matt Sleath (72nd) 23.49, Rich Collier (80th) 26.09 and Dave Pittman (90th) 28.42.

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