Pete meets Way of the Roses challenge

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Phoenix Cycling Club rider Pete Comerford successfully completed the gruelling 170-mile Way of the Roses challenge from Morecambe to Bridlington.

This involved conquering some very steep hills and riding in the dark on unlit country road and tracks.

He left Morecambe at 6.30am and arrived in Bridlington at 3.55am the following morning.

His challenge was to do this in 24 hours, and he completed it in 21 hours and 25 minutes which included all his feed stations and comfort stops.

Most riders do this in groups and over two to three days, so this was some achievement.

He couldn’t have done it without Jon Findley, who was his support and encouragement all the way. Pete did this for Phoenix Club’s chosen charity When You Wish Upon A Star - anyone still wishing to sponsor Pete for this achievement can contact him on 01724 761383 or 07539 836780.

The combined time trial of Phoenix CC, Viking Velo and Trent Valley was held on Tuesday, September 9 and was hosted by Phoenix CC.

It was a 5.6 mile course starting at Carr Lane, to East Stockwith, through the village to Walkerith and Morton finishing just past Carr Lane on Laughton Road.

It was a dry but cold night with not a lot of wind, which saw 25 riders take part.

This was the last official time trial for the season.

Phoenix results: Pete Comerford 16.26, Leanne Beardall 17.28, Jon Findley 17.44, Jo Findley 19.46.

Viking Velo results: Andy Lewin 12.53, Arran Watson 14.24, Phil Burton 14.43, Ian Barley 14.52, Matt Fieldson 15.04, Chris Warrilow 15.13, Mechele Barley 16.23, Roy Watson 16.27.

Trent Valley results: Andy Codd 13.05, Rob Gregory 13.26, Michael Adlington 14.16, Paul Brownless 14.21, Cliff Williams 14.38, Paul Pycroft 14.44, Paul Freeman 15.16, Ross Williams 15.44, Mike Overton 17.08.

Other riders: Kev Lovett (Lincsquad) 15.17, Ruth Wilson (Lincsquad) 15.31, Max Underwood-Frost (Lincsquad) 19.26.