Hunt takes first place in 10-mile trial

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RICHARD Hunt was the winner of Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club’s 10-mile time trial which took place on 22nd June.

The trial, which started and finished on Laughton Lane, was made difficult due to the wind.

Results: 1, Richard Hunt 27 minutes 10 seconds; 2, Gawaine Clarke 29-58; 3, Pete Hanks 30-19; 4, Trevor Halstead 31-23; 5, Nigel Broughton 32-38; 6, Bob Fotheringham (trike) 38-55; 7, Derek Sanderson did not finish (puncture). Private trials (non-club members): 1, Ian Trueman (Lincoln Wheelers) 25-30; 2, Steve Barron (Velo club Lincoln) 25-52; 3, Jon Clark (Lincoln Wheelers) 26-45; 4, Steve Brown, trike (Scunthorpe RC) 32-45; 5, Jamie Cooke (Trent Valley RC) 33-24.

On Saturday club member Bob Fotheringham was at Wetherby/Boroughbridge to ride in the North East Trike Association York Cycle Rally 25-mile time trial. The winner was Alan Shuttleworth (Altrincham CC) in a time of 1 hour 18 minutes 07 seconds. Bob retired at 15 miles.

The following day Bob was down at Donington for the Lincolnshire Road Riding Association Championship 25-mile time trial. The event, which was held in windy conditions, was won by Tony Nash (Scunthorpe Polytechnic CC) in 54 minutes 40 seconds, while Bob, riding bicycle, struggled to finish in a time of 1 hour 30 minutes 57 seconds.

 Also on Sunday, Trevor Halstead and Loll Dickenson had a long leisure ride to York for the CTC Rally. They left Roseway at 4am, making their way through Beckingham, Walkeringham, Misterton, Graiselound, Westwoodside, Sandtoft, Thorne, Moorends, Rawcliffe Bridge, Rawcliffe, Camblesforth, Selby, Riccall and Bishopthorpe, arriving in York at 8.10am.

While Loll chose to have breakfast, Trevor cycled into York City Centre to the Minster for the Cyclists Service where he was joined by fellow club member Helen Coleman. After the service they took part in the grand parade through the City of York to the racecourse.

During the day at the CTC Rally the duo met up with more Aegir members Tim Savil and Dave Day, while Gainsborough area CTC members Sue Burton and Carol Johnson also took part in the event along with many other cycling friends. Thanks go to the Coleman family for their hospitality.

The cycle show was very interesting with a display of new equipment and vintage cycles dating back over 100 years. There was also many cycling information stands.

The ride home departed York at 3pm and took Trevor and Loll through Bishopthorpe, Naburn, Stillingfleet, Kelfield, Cawood, Selby, Brayton, Burn, Chapel Haddlesey, Hensall, Gowdall, Snaith, East Corwick, Moorends, Thorne, Sandtoft, West Stockwith, Misterton, Walkeringham and Beckingham, arriving back in Gainsborough alongside the River Trent at 9pm.

It was a very demanding ride home with the heat and a strong head wind making it hard and several refreshment stops were required.

Sunday 3rd July Championship 50 mile time trial

On Sunday 3rd July there is an afternoon ride using the Gainsborough Lincolnshire Cycle Route (30 miles) – meet Roseway, Gainsborough, at 1.30pm. It is recommended to carry some food, possible picnic (suitable for families and beginners).

On Wednesday 6th July there is a 15-mile time trial starting on Laughton Lane – meet 6.45pm, first rider off at 7pm.

New riders are welcome. For more information contact Trevor Halstead, Church Street Cycles, 102-104 Church Street, Gainsborough, tel. 01427 617752 or 677396.

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