Gainsborough: Double success for Viking Velo in time trial event

Riders and officials at the start of the Gainsborough 10-mile time trial. Picture: Trevor Halstead
Riders and officials at the start of the Gainsborough 10-mile time trial. Picture: Trevor Halstead

Gainsborough cyclists took dual honours in the 2014 Inter Club 10-mile time trial winning both the fastest team and handicap titles.

The Gainsborough Viking Velo team of Andy Lewin (22.27), Julian Hesp (22.41) and Andrew Codd (23.22) clocked a combined winning time of 68.30.

Second place went to the Lincoln Wheelers team of Sean Hunt (22.17), Richard Sheldrake (23.13) and John Noone (23.41) in 69.11, with the Retford Wheelers trio of Dominic Smith (21.38), Alan Hazard (23.09) andPaul Austin (24.50) third in 69.37.

The same three teams also filled the same three positions in the handicap awards.

The start was on Laughton Lane and riders proceeded through Laughton Forest towards East Ferry.

At East Ferry the riverside road was followed to East Stockwith, finishing on Carr Lane at Burnt Bridge.

Organisers wish to thank the time keepers, officials and marshals at the event and The Ferry House for being the event headquarters.

The event was a great success with Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club working along side Viking Velo and Trent Valley Road Club.

Results: D Smith (Retford Wheelers) 21.38, S Hunt (Lincoln Wheelers) 22.17, A Lewin (Viking Velo) 22.27, J Hesp (Viking Velo) 22.14) A Hazard (Retford Wheelers) 23.09, R Sheldrake ((Lincoln Wheelers) 22.13, A Codd (Trent Valley) 23.22, P Brownless (Trent Valley) 23.25, J Skelly (Lincs Squad) 23.32, J Noone (Lincoln Wheelers) 23.41, A Newham (Lincoln Wheelers) 23.56, T Higgins (Scunthorpe) RC) 24.39, S Cowlbeck (24.44), P Austin (Retford Wheelers), 24.50, J Nash (Viking Velo) 25.06, P Brumpton (Lincoln Wheelers) 25.25, D Hunter (Lincoln Wheelers) 25.40, A Lawson (Lincs Squad) 25.46, A Watson (Viking Velo) 26.02, J Wooley (Lincoln Wheelers) 26.04, P Jones (Lincoln Wheelers) 26.22, R Pennington (Retford Wheelers) 26.24, M Overton (Trent Valley) 26.28, R Oglesby (Lincoln Wheelers) 26.32, I Ferraby (Viking Velo) 26.36, J Roberts (Retford Wheelers) 26.52, L Overton (Trent Valley) 27.41, I Barley (Viking Velo) 28.27, G Carnall (Gainsborough Aegir) 28.33, D Jarvis (Retford Wheelers) 28.34, S Brown (Scunthorpe RC) 28.35, D Sanderson (Gainsborough Aegir) 29.07, M Fieldson (Viking Velo)29.34, M Overton (Trent Valley) 29.41, R Noble (Gainsborough Aegir) 29.51, J Green (Gainsborough Aegir) 29.57, P Comerford (Gainsborough Aegir) 30.19, D Edwards (Unattached) 32.41, J Findlay (Gainsborough Aegir) 33.44, H Coleman (Gainsborough Aegir) 35.56.

The Gainsborough Aegir leisure ride to Brigg was completed by Trevor Halstead, David Chaffey, George Carnall, Pete Comerford, Paul Bacon, Pete Hanks and Daniel Nicholson and followed a route through Blyton, Grayingham, Blyborough, Snitterby, Brandy Wharf, South Kelsey, North Kelsey, Howsham, Bigby and Melton Ross.

The ride then divided with some of the riders opting to return back home as part of the short ride route.

The remaining riders opted for a longer route heading through Elsham, Brigg, Scawby Brook and Scawby befiore reaching Scunthorpe .

They then paused at Quibell Park cycle track to view the track racing, before returning home through Burringham, East Butterwick, Susworth, Laughton Woods, and Morton before finally returning to Gainsborough.

This week’s events: Sunday 20th July: Morning ride. Meet Roseway, Gainsborough at 9.50am. Suitable for families and beginners.

Wednesday, 23rd July: Bob Fotheringham Trophy (18-mile ride). Meet at 6.45pm on Thonock Hill at highest point beyond Gainsborough Golf Club. First rider off at 7pm

Thursday, 24th July: Gainsborough Aegir cycling treasure hunt. Meet at The Eight Jolly Brewers, Gainsborough at 6.30pm

The event is open to all and is free to enter with a Gainsborough Cycles voucher to the winning member of public.

Beginners and new riders are welcome

For information, contact Trevor Halstead at Gainsborough Cycles 20 Ropery Road Gainsborough or call 01427 617752 during office hours or 01427 677396 at other times.

The club’s website is www.community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/gainsboroughaegircycling