Time trial success for “multi-talented” team

The Andy Moore Autocentres / JEJ Racing team, from left Nick Moore, Joel Candy, Andy Bishop and Aaron Chambers-Smith.
The Andy Moore Autocentres / JEJ Racing team, from left Nick Moore, Joel Candy, Andy Bishop and Aaron Chambers-Smith.

Worksop rider Andy Bishop put in another strong performance a week after winning the Elite event at the Birmingham Karbona Circuit Races.

He was part of the Staveley-based Andy Moore Autocentres / JEJ Racing team at the North Midlands Time Trial Championship event on the outskirts of Stocksbridge, close to the Peak District.

The four-strong team also included Nick Moore, Joel Candy and newcomer Aaron Chambers-Smith.

They were looking to further prove their form at the 21-mile challenge against the clock.

First to attack the course was the in-form Nick Moore, the local rider looking to show that his talents extended beyond criterium racing after a podium spot at Birmingham.

Moore was impressive in recording a 52-minute time, achieving a fine second place overall.

It was a strong performance considering the blustery conditions.

Team-mate Candy rolled in fifth with a similarly-quick time.

Bishop, also in close attendance, was ninth.

Youngster Aaron Chambers-Smith recorded another junior podium.

He was a fine third in his class, again demonstrating his rapidly improving form.

Team manager Andy Moore said it was another well-measured display of professional riding from the junior member of the squad.

Moore was highly impressed with the team result, which he said showed the squad to be more than one-trick ponies.

“It has been a fantastic effort from the lads,” he said.

“Time trials are an interesting diversion from the usual mix of road and criterium racing.

“Nick (Moore) put in an awesome display with a fine effort.

“His time was all the more impressive given the headwinds.

“Joel (Candy) pulled in an excellent fifth place, with Bish and Aaron (Chambers-Smith)both riding very strongly.

“Aaron once more took a prize with a junior podium spot again.”

Moore said the performance in the time trial showed how multi-talented his team was.

“The lads are capable of switching disciplines with ease,” he said.

“I’m extremely proud of their drive and commitment.

“It’s looking good as our season progresses.

“The team’s race calendar continues with more mid-week racing on the way — with the promise of more success to follow.”