Bouttell claims time trial success

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Jason Bouttell blasted round the course to become the latest winner in the Newmarket Cycling Club’s time trial series.

Bouttell posted an impressive time of 18 minutes and 17 seconds in the 8-mile Ashley B circuit, almost 90 seconds ahead of the in-form Lee Woodcock (19.43).

Ely’s Tom Sykes (20.15) rode a personal best to finish third with Jon Wilson (20.35) and Jason Nunn (21.15) completing the top five.

Sophie Lee was the only female rider to complete the course, knocking over a minute off her personal best with a time of 25.25.

The next race is set to be an 11-mile circuit in Ashley next Thursday (7pm).

Elsewhere, Wilson, Paul Barnes and Steve Peck represented Newmarket in the Eastern Counties Championship 10-mile event.

Wilson recorded a season’s best time of 21.49 to finish 33rd out of a field of 150 entrants, with Barnes (22.40) and Peck (23.55) also completing the circuit.

While Bob Watson posted a hard-fought time of 20.52 in the National Veterans Time Trial Association 10-mile event in Hull.