STEVE Minton and James Griffith will be battling it out for the title in this season Ludlow Cycling Club’s Time Trial League.

With just four rounds remaining, it is now a straight shoot out between the pair in the league, sponsored by Ludlow Brewing Company.

The improving Minton, in his first full season at time trialling, has closed the gap on Griffith after winning round 19 in an exceptional time of 21:37.

Griffth, with one eye on next month’s Bhutan ’Tour of the Dragon’race, finished in 22:18, while Dover Disney was third in 24:03. Neal Deller was fourth in 24:09.