Viking Velo duo pipped by Lincsquad rider at combined Gainsborough cycle clubs time trial

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Viking Velo hosted the latest Gainsborough combined cycling clubs’ time trial.

Forty-six riders raced over 15 miles around Laughton woods.

The weather played a key role with a moderate south west wind making the long haul south along the Trent bank form Susworth to Morton a tough ask.

The race for outright victory saw a titanic struggle between Steve Grocock of Lincsquad and home club rider Andy Lewin, with the Viking man losing out by just seven seconds.

Lewin finished in 34.09./

Third pace went to another Viking rider, Julian Hesp who posted 34.55.

Full results for all three Gainsborough based clubs:

Phoenix CC: Paul Bagshaw 41.55, Tony Keightley 43.21, Pete Comerford 44.37, James Green 45.33, Kevin Smart 47.54, Leanne Beardall 50.36, Carol Smart 1.11:22.

Trent Valley Road Club: Andy Codd 36.54, Paul Brownless 37.00, Steve Walker 37.08, Paul Pycroft 38.51, Shaun Pycroft 40.27, Cliff Williams 40.50, Rob Gregory 41.21, Paul Freeman 41.38, Steve Cockerham 42.28, Ross Williams 43.20, Lucy Overton 44.23, Gary Parker 44.32, Jim Girven 44.58, Mike Overton 48.49.

Viking Velo Road Club: Andy Lewin 34.09, Julian Hesp 34.55, Judd Parker 40.45 Phil Burton 40.56, Rob Noble 41.19, Chris Redhead 43.06, Ian Barley 43.14, Matt Fieldson 43.25, Chris Warrilow 44.08, Tony Marshall 44.54, Roy Watson 46.54, Mechele Barley 49.09

The next combined clubs event will be held on Tuesday 12th May over an eight mile course.

Riders should meet at 6.30pm for a 7pm start on Laughton Lane.

For more information see www.vikingvelo.co.uk