Albany Cycle Club time trial victory at Eden Road for Brent Schoof

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Riders at the start of the time trial.
Camera IconRiders at the start of the time trial. Credit: Albany Cycle Club

The Albany Cycle Club’s Eden Road time trial attracted a crowd with the promise of an almost pancake flat 20km course.

Eighteen brave and sturdy competitors lined up on the start line to be released at one-minute intervals on January 17.

More than a few had completed a warm-up ride from regions afar, east and west, and were primed for their best efforts.

The winner of the highly coveted box set of 100 Derwent coloured pencils was Brent Schoof, who covered the course in 30min. 51sec. at an average speed of 39.3km/h.

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The fastest woman was Jessica Davison at 36km/h, in a tick over 34min.

Camrin Maguire was second on the day in 32min. and Mike Staude rounded out the podium with a time of 32:36.

Marshalls Keith Symes and Dave Wettenhall were offering plenty of positive encouragement at the 10km turnaround point.

Mr Symes suggested to one laggard that it was time to put on the afterburners.

Heeding that advice, their return leg was simply untidy, and the overall result, underwhelming.

More notable performances on the day came from newcomer Claire Learey, who finished with an average speed of 32.6km/h, just a few seconds behind second-placed female Liz Cooper.

John Toomey, in his return to the club, also performed well averaging 32.5km/h for the course.

Thanks to our volunteers who ran the start-finish, manned the turnaround and set out and collected the signs.

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