Sun shines on Aegir club’s rides

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The sun shone for Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club’s third set of reliability rides on Sunday.

The riders had a choice of 20 miles, 50k, 50 miles or 75 miles.

In the 20 mile ride, Daniel Nicholson, David Chaffey and George Caarnall chose category C, 1 hour 45 minutes, all returning inside the time.

Mark Clark chose category D 2hours 30 minutes and returned well inside his time, in 2 hours 09 minutes.

The 20 mile routeleft Portland Terrace and headed out of Gainsborough to Lea, then travelled through Knaith Park, Upton, Springthorpe, Corringham, Pillham, Blyton, Laughton and Morton, returning into Gainsborough along Ropery Road to finish at Portland Terrace.

Fifty mile riders Matt Hindmarsh, Calum Lawson and 14-year-old Liam Hindmarsh chose category B 3 hours 30 minutes.

They were all within their chosen times, arriving back in 3 hours 15 minutes despite a punture.

The 50 mile route headed out of town along the A156 passing through Lea, Marton and Torksey.

At Torksey Lock the riders followed the A1133 through Laughterton, Newton on Trent, Besthorpe, Collingham, and Langford.

Heading into Winthorpe village the riders followed the cycle route into Newark.

Leaving Newark the route went through South and North Muskham, and using the cycle path along side the A1 the ride progressed through Cromwell and then Carlton on Trent, Sutton on Trent, Grassthorpe and Ragnall.

Joining the A57 the ride rs went through Dunham on Trent, crossing Dunham Bridge and heading through Newton on Trent.

The ride then retraced the outward route along the A1133 through Laughterton to Torksey Lock, then riding along the A156 through Torksey, Marton, Lea, cycling into town along Lea Road to finish at Portland Terrace in Gainsborough.

The club’s only rider to enter the 75 mile ride was Trevor Halstead.

He chose category C 6 hours 30 minutes, and returned in 5 hours 45 minutes, within his chosen time.

His route followed the 50 mile ride out to Newark, returning to Lea, at this point the ride then headed across county through Upton, Springthorpe, Corringham, Pillham, Blyton, Noththorpe, Scotton, Scotter then coming homewards through Laughton Woods and Morton ,returning into Gainsborough along Ropery Road to finish at Portland Terrace.

On Saturday (22nd February) Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club will host their annual dinner and prize presentation night at The Weston Rooms, Gainsborough.

On Sunday there will be reliability rides, starting at 10am from 21 Portland Terrace in Gainsborough.

For information about the upcoming club events, contact Trevor Halstead at Church Street Cycles 102-104, Church Street, Gainsborough or telephone 01427 617752.

Alternatively visit the club’s web page at www.community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/gainsboroughaegircycling