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There's no holding Conrad as he grabs another honour

Torbay Weekly

There's just no holding the remarkable Conrad Moss, who can now add ‘National Age-Group Record Holder’ to his many other honours after a sensational ride in South Wales at the weekend.

Fully recovered from Covid and other health issues, 47-year-old Moss from Paignton had posted three wins from his first three time trials of the season before he headed for the ‘quick’ course near Usk for the Bynea CC’s 25-mile TT.

He was in good form, but no one could have imagined the performance he was about to deliver, and against some strong rivals.

Moss (Primera TeamJobs) covered the distance in 46 minutes 31 seconds, an average speed of 32.4mph.

Welsh champion Chris Gibbard (Bynea CC), the runner-up, and VS Jersey’s Dean Robson, third, are both experienced and redoubtable riders, but Moss beat Gibbard by nearly two minutes and Robson by three.

The time also beat his own personal-best by an astonishing 28 seconds and set a new National Age-Group record.

“The conditions were good, but hot,” said Moss. “I know the course well, so I went out really hard.

“I don’t like the heat at all, so I’ve done some hard sessions on the turbo in my conservatory recently, which has helped me to handle this weather.

“I thought it might be close with the other guys, especially with Chris Gibbard who I also coach, so I was pretty gobsmacked to put two minutes into him.”

Kingsteignton’s Harry Loader (Mid-Devon CC) also rode well, clocking 52.25.