Simpkins and Leason resume their battle
Having not competed together on Banbury Star’s popular 20k time trial course for some weeks now, regular pace setters Jon Simpkins and Billy Leason went head to head again. Leason was well fired up after a recent training holiday, but still missed out on beating course record holder Simpkins by just 20 seconds. Third placed Henry Sleigh was 2 minutes adrift, confirming the leaders hot pace.
Jon Simpkins is the man to beat
Another perfect evening produced a large 42 rider field, which included 10 fast women riders. They to provided a very close finish with Jess Roberts, who finished 17th overall, just beating Naomi de Pennington by 18 seconds.
Top 10 results
- Jon Simpkins 26.42, 2. Billy Leason 27.03, 3. Henry Sleight 29.18, 4. Luke Sherlock 29.34, 5. Lee Heron 29.56, 6. Mark Boyles 30.03, 7. Stuart Quick 30.26, 8. Philip Isham 30.40, 9. Roger Foster 30.56, 10. Paul Welsby 30.58