Report Courtesy of Ards CC Webmaster Alastair Martin, results from Darren Colville, feature photo BP Media, others from or otherwise indicated

The rescheduled Champion of Champions 25 mile time trial, that had been cancelled on the 11th August due to a road traffic accident, took place this morning, although the organisers got a scare when another RTA blocked the road again today. Luckily the start was only delayed by half an hour. On the plus side, it meant that the riders missed the worst of the rain. Over half the field beat the hour, and Stephen Colbert (Ballymena) emerged as the winner with 56:03, ahead of Kevin Lynch (Newry) on 56:32 and John Rafferty (Ards CC) 56:45.

Full result courtesy of Darren Colville (Chief Judge)
1 Stephen Colbert Ballymena 0:56:03
2 Kevin Lynch Newry 0:56:32
3 John Rafferty Ards CC 0:56:45
4 Adam Skeet Northern 0:56:59
5 Andrew Chivers Ciclotel 0:57:15
6 Barry Hayes Island Wheelers 0:57:18
7 Feargal Magee Apollo 0:57:36
8 Barry Mitchell Ards CC 0:58:19
9 Samuel Cunningham Ballymoney 0:59:47
10 Rory McIntyre Apollo 1:01:36
11 Ciara Havern Newry 1:05:48 (Ladies Cup Winner)
12 Jonathan Taylor North Down 1:06:12
13 Brian Wylie Castlereagh 1:07:26
14 Mary Hunter Phoenix 1:09:35
15 Jim Corbett (hand) Banbridge 1:24:08
16 Alastair Martin (penny-farthing) Ards CC 1:25:53
17 Daryl Erwin (hand) Ballymena 1:26:55
Newry Wheelers in form women Ciara Havern receiving the “Ladies Champ of Champions Cup” from Darren Colville Ards CC

At the other end of the final standings, the penny-farthing Velo of Alaister Martin (Ards CC ex-international rider) split the two hand cyclists, with Jim Corbett (Banbridge) fastest

In the Ards CC competitions, Barry Mitchell recorded a personal best to win on handicap. This gives him the overall win in the club’s 25-mile handicap cup.
(Photo BP Media)
The McFarlane Trophy (worked out across all club 10 and 25-mile time trials on a scratch basis) was also up for grabs today. John Rafferty was the fastest Ards rider again to maintain his 100% record in this competition. 
(Photo taken from John’s social media page)