Personal bests tumbled for a few while Craig Wiggins blitzed the course in Albany Cycle Club’s 20km time trial on Saturday.
Georgina Cameron, Kea Mumford, Tammy Stone, Danica Wiggins and Julie Passmore joined forces in preparation for the Tour of Margaret River in less than three weeks. As they sought to iron out a few rotation issues their time of 32:56.5 not not quick enough to catch fastest female Emily Wiggins (U15) who clocked 32:40.2.
Jessica Waldron (U17) was not far off the pace in 34:07.3 while Elizabeth Cooper was fastest senior female in 35:09.3.
Carl Beck (28:05.9) edged out duo Stuart Passmore and Blyth Andrews (28:29.4) but could not match the pace of Riley Heslop (U17) whose personal best of 27:37.1 saw him take third fastest time of the day. Beau Le Fort set a new personal benchmark with 26:49.7 but was no match for Craig Wiggins whose average speed of 45.4km/h secured him the fastest time of 25:23.4.
While new rider Dan Milat had a long walk home after a flat in the first 5km, Ande Powys (U17) has more success with his first time trial to finish with a notable 32:08.9. Luke Coney (32:08.9) and Geoffrey Cass (32:36.0) also had solid rides.
Time trials are held at 7am most Saturdays until mid-December with a choice of 10km or 20km events for individuals and teams. New riders are welcome. Visit www.albanycycleclub.com.au for more information.
Australia professional cyclist Simon Clarke, who won a stage of this year’s Vuelta a Espana, will lead The Amazing Albany Bike Ride on Sunday 4 November. Setting out from the Anzac Peace Park the 85km ride will take in Mount Clarence, Salmon Holes, the Gap, Stony Hill and Albany Wind Farm. E-bikes are welcome and riders will be separated into groups according to estimated riding speed. Visit www.tourofmrgaretriver.com/taabr