Rain holds off for a Hesp double victory

Julian Hesp of Viking Velo Cycling Club

Julian Hesp of Viking Velo Cycling Club

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The incessant rain finally abated, allowing Viking Velo to hold their Thursday time trial.

A nine mile circuit around Gainsborough Golf club finished with the tough climb of Thunnock Hill.

Several riders completed a second lap to race over 18 miles.

Julian Hesp won both races, increasing his lead over closest rival Andy Lewin.

Results (9 miles): 1st Julian Hesp (VV) 21:34, 2nd David Butler (Lincoln W) 22:03 , 3rd Andy Lewin (VV) 22:28, 4th Jeremy Nicholson (Lincoln W) 22:39, 5th Arran Watson (VV) 25:26, 6th Matthew Fieldson (VV) 29:12; 18 miles: 1st Julian Hesp (VV) 43:29, 2nd David Butler (Lincoln W) 44:27, 3rd Andy Lewin (VV) 45:57 ,

Thursday 5th June’s event is a 15 mile two up contest starting at 6.45 pm on Laughton Lane.