Trent Valley Road Club to host sportive style event

Shaun Pycroft digs deep
Shaun Pycroft digs deep

Trent Valley Road Club are hoping to attract riders from all over the country to a new sportive event.

The Gainsborough cyclists will work in conjunction with East Coast Events to host the ‘Trent Valley 100’ in October.

It is hoped the sportive style cycling event will attract riders from around the country to participate and ride either the 100 kilometre route or 100 mile route.

Club chairman Mike Overton said: “This is another great achievement and opportunity for the club - and cycling in the local area.”

“We are very excited about this and would encourage anyone who is interested to visit the event website at http://trentvalley100.wordpress.com.”

Trent Valley Road Club had a four rider team participating in the TLI Lincs Road Race League on 11th June, namely Shaun Pycroft, James Vickers, Robert Webster and Justin Atkinson.

The weather was fair and warm as the 80 plus riders lined up to start the 3.5 laps of the eight mile Limber circuit near Brigg.

Soon after the race got underway four riders managed to break free.

The race played its course with speeds of up to 45mph being undertaken on the descent.

The three man breakaway that formed early in the race was never caught and took care of first, second and third, leaving the remaining point positions for a bunch sprint.

Three of the four TVRC riders made the finish line with the main group.

Vickers took fourth and Webster seventh in the sprint (seventh and 10th overall respectively) with Pycroft finishing in the main group just down the road and outside of the points.

The Cycle Barn Time Trial League continued on Tuesday evening with a 10.5 mile test in blustery conditions.

The standard aero league was won by Andy Codd who rode a 25:30, while the road non aero league was won by Alan Huntley with a 26:59.

For the full results of the Cycle Barn Time Trial League, Cycle Barn Circuit Racing league and for more information on the clubs competitive and non-competitive events visit www.trentvalleyroadclub.co.uk or find them on Facebook.