Riders’ times improving in Aegir club time trials

Tour de France on Woodhead Pass. Photo by Trevor Halstead
Tour de France on Woodhead Pass. Photo by Trevor Halstead

With the racing season now in full swing, there was an impressive turnout for the Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club 15 mile time trial last week.

Riders times are showing improvement, with Rob Noble and James Green achieving personal best times for a 15 mile race.

New Aegir rider Steve Cowlbeck took first place, with George Carnall denying Trevor Halstead second position by nine seconds.

Officals for the event were Paul Reynolds, Dave Day, Mark Clark and Daniel Nicholson.

The riders started on Laughton Lane, proceeding towards Laughton, continuing through Laughton Forest to the T-junction where a left turn to Susworth was made.

In Susworth the ride progressed along the riverside road through East Ferry and Wildsworth to East Stockwith, and at the edge of the village a left turn was made as the riders headed to Laughton Lane and the finish.

Aegir results: 1st Steve Cowlbeckl 38:56, 2nd George Carnall 45:08, 3rd Trevor Halstead 45:17, 4th Rob Noble 45:88, 5th Justin Allison 46:30, 6th James Green 47:03.

Private Trials (Non Club Members): 1st Phil Burton 43:43, 2nd Matt Fieldson 46:24, 3rd Steve Brown 48:00, 4th Daniel Edwards 53:46, 5th Jo Findley 55:43.

On Sunday the club will host a leisure ride to Brigg, with dinner at Barney’s Café at Barnetby le Wold.

Riders will meet at Roseway, Gainsborough at 8.50amfor a medium ride.

On Wednesday (16th July) Aegir cyclists will compete in a 10-mile time trial.

Meet in the lay-by outside Lea on the A156 at 6.45pm.

The first rider will set off at 7pm.

On Thursday 24th July the club is holding the annual Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Treasure Hunt.

Riders should meet at The Eight Jolly Brewers, Gainsborough at 6.30pm.

The event is open to all and is free to enter, with a Gainsborough Cycles voucher going to the winning member of the public.

A pair of Aegir riders will hope their Tour de France experience will inspire them in up and coming races.

The local duo were part of the two million audience that viewed Stage Two of the world famous cycle race on Sunday, as it wound its way through the dales and streets of Yorkshire.

The 201km stage started in York and finished in Sheffield, outside the Motorpoint Arena.

A spectacular event that captured the imagination of the county ended with a dramatic attack and victory for Vincenzo Nibali.

Britain’s Chris Froome, riding for Team Sky, finished fifth.

Trevor Halread and James Green took a 123-mile leisure ride to view the race.

The duo made their way out to Barnsley where they were joined by Mike Parkin, a cyclist who was knowledgeable of the area, and he guided the Gainsborough riders to The Woodhead Pass (A628).

The riders arrived in good time, riding a short distance along the road and finding a good position to view the race.

After the race the duo cycled along the course in the direction the race had travelled from.

Heading along The Woodhead the riders arrived at the A6024, and after waiting for hundreds of cyclists riding off Holme Moss, the duo made the climb to the summit 1,719 feet above sea level before descending to Holmefirth.

The riders then joined the A635, retacing their outward ride through Barnsley and onto Doncaster returning home along the A638 and A631.

For information about Aegir Cycling call Trevor Halstead on 01427 617752.