Novice cyclists take to saddle and experience the thrill of bike racing

Left to right Samantha Jubbs fastest MTB, James Lawson fastest overall Sarah Lawson fastest lady. Picture by Trevor Halstead
Left to right Samantha Jubbs fastest MTB, James Lawson fastest overall Sarah Lawson fastest lady. Picture by Trevor Halstead

As part of National Bike Week Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club held an 8.2 mile novice race for non-racing cyclists to experience the thrill of a cycle race and some very good times were achieved.

Results: Novice Race - 1, James Lawson 23 minutes 41 seconds (road bike), winner Fastest Rider, Church Street Cycles Trophy; 2, Joe Nash 24-57 (road bike); 3, Roy Watson 30-06 (road bike); 4, Sarah Lawson 30-38 (road bike), Fastest Lady; 5, Andy Clarke 31-14 (road bike); 6, Samatha Jubbs 41-34 (mountain bike), Fastest MTB. Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club Non Racing Members Trophy- 1, Daniel Nicholson 31-56; 2, Colin Smith 37-20; private trials (non-club members) - Steve Brown (Scunthorpe Road Club) 26-30 seconds, trike.

The club would like to thank the ship Inn for their hospitality, also thanks to Gainsborough Aegir racing members who marshalled the event.

 On 14th June a 27-mile race took place starting on Thonock Hill and the winner of the Wm Stones Trophy for the fastest 27 miles was Geoff Garner in a timne of 1 hour 16 minutes 20 seconds. Second was Richard Hunt 1-17-57; 3, Peter Hanks 1 hour 21 minutes 50 seconds; 4, Trevor Halstead 1-24-19. The League 18 times were: (first two laps) - 1, Geoff Garner 50-26; 2, Richard Hunt 51-56; 3, Peter Hanks 53-51; 4, Trevor Halstead 56-17; nine miles one lap - Joe Noble 29-29. Private trials (non-club members) nine miles one lap - Jamie Cooke (Trent Valley RC) 29-50. On Sunday 26th June there is a leisure ride to York Rally - meet Roseway, Gainsborough, at 4am. Please register your intent to ride with Trevor Halstead (01427) 617752.

On Wednesday 29th June there is the Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club Championship 25-mile Time Trial starting on Laughton Lane, meet 6.45pm, first rider of at 7pm.

For more details tel Trevor Halstead on 01427 617752.