Aegir racers in full swing at 18 mile time trial

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Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club’s racing season is in full swing with riders working hard to improve their times.

The club’s 18 mile event was blessed with fine weather ideal for cycling and all the riders chose two laps.

The course heads away from the Belt Road along the A631, making a left turn to Pilham returning to Gainsborough along the A159 finishing with the steep climb of Thonock Hill.

Results: 1st Trevor Halstead 54 minutes 29 seconds (1st lap 27.03), 2nd George Carnall 57 minutes 40 seconds (1st lap 28.10), 3rd Pete Comerford 58 minutes 46 seconds (1st lap 28. 46), 4th Robe Noble 64 minutes 26 seconds (1st lap 31. 10); Private Trials (Non Club Members) Justin Allison 60minutes 47 seconds (1st lap 02).

On Sunday Dave Day cycled out to North Lincolnshire helping marshall Scunthorpe Road Club’s 25 mile time trial.

Trevor Halstead, Pete Hanks and Dave Walker took part in the Aegir 100 mile leisure ride.

The destination of the ride was Horncastle, taking in parts of The Water Railway Sustrans route1 and the Spa Trail.

George Carnall, Pete Comerford, Dave Chafey and James Green took part in some of the ride.

On Sunday 1st June the club will take in a figure of eight leisure ride for Trevor Halstead’s birthday, with a 12pm to 1pm dinner stop at the Streat Cafe.

The ride will be suitable for families and beginners, and will start at 9.20am at Roseway.

On Wednesday 4th June Aegir riders will compete in a 27-mile time trial, for the WM Stones Trophy.

Riders should meet at the highest point of Thonock Hill, past the golf club.

The first rider will set off at 7pm.

New riders are welcome.

For information please contact Trevor Halstead at Gainsborough Cycles 20 Ropery Road Gainsborough or telephone 01427 617752.

The club’s website can be found at www.community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/gainsboroughaegircycling