HAREFIELD'S Mark Baxter provided a fitting climax to the final event of the Bath Road Evening 9.2 mile series.
The West Drayton Mountain Bike Club youngster posted the best time of the year with 21mins 10secs, beating the previous mark by more than a minute. His time was two minutes and two seconds faster than John Sullivan (Middlesex RC) in second while Richard Jerome (Willesdan CC) was third with 23.33.
The best Bath Roader was Graham Giggs, fourth in 23.51, his quickest time over the last two seasons, and other riders were Adrian Feek (BRC) 24.08, Rich Cooper (Willesden) 35.31, Les Hook 25.56, Nick Mann (BRC)26.01, Colin Mann (BRC) 27.21, Dave Giggs (BRC) 27.30, Peter Harrison (BRC) 30.43.
HILLINGDON Cycling Club champion Graham Weeks came very close to cap-ping a successful season with a club record at the Andover Wheelers Open 10 Mile Time Trial on Saturday.
Weeks, who has competed in events from 10 miles to 12 hours, recorded a super time of 20mins 48secs, only 12 seconds outside the mark set by Duncan Sherwood 13 years ago.
A week earlier he rode the Reading Wheelers Open 10 Mile Time Trial on the relatively fast Woolhampton/Thatcham course but very wet and windy conditions meant he could only manage a very decent time of 23.06, good enough for third place. Weeks tries again for the club record this weekend.
FRANCES Pressner sealed the women's Summit Series title after romping to victory in the final race of the championship ahead of team-mate Ceri Donovan.
Ben Aldridge made it a double celebration for the West Drayton Mountain Bike Club by leading from the opening lap to record his maiden win in the men's fun race, with Specialized team-mate Pete Manley in third, a position replicated by Theo Pressner in the vets race.
On the road front on the newly opened Hog Hill circuit Robert Bordi became the London junior champion by finishing as the best placed U18 rider with ninth over-all in the London Championship.