Paula Mosley takes national cycling crown

First published in Sport

A HEREFORD cycle ace has clinched a national title at her first attempt.

Paul Moseley, who rides for the Climb-on Bikes Cycling Club, has carried off the national women’s cycling time trials best British all-rounder competition.

Riders are ranked on their average speeds in individual time-trials over 25, 50 and 100 miles between April and September.

Her times of 54 minutes 54 seconds for 25 miles, one hour 55.15 for 50 miles and 4.13.42 for 100 miles gave her a winning average speed of 25.66mph. She follows in the distinguished footsteps of multi-world-champion Beryl Burton, who won the challenging title 25 times between 1959 and 1983.

Moseley also took the bronze medal at the national 100-mile individual time-trial in July and won two Welsh national championships at 25 and 50 miles.

Locally, she became the first woman to win a Hereford Wheelers time trial outright when she stopped the clocks in 2.09.52 over the 50-mile Stretton Sugwas course.

And, although a long-distance specialist, she posted a fine time of 24.08 to finish fourth on the Wheelers’ 10-mile Allensmore course in June.

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