George leads Aegir riders home

George Carnall was the victor in Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club’s midweek time trial last week.

He was one of three riders to record a personal best time for the short, fast five-mile time trial course.

Rob Noble and Trevor Halstead were the other Aegir cyclists to beat their previous best time.

The course started in Marton, following the A156 to Torksey Lock, before returning to Marton.

Weather conditions were ideal for cycling.


Gainsborough Aegir CC riders: 1st George Carnall 13 minutes 44 seconds, 2nd Rob Noble 13minutes 47 seconds, 3rd Trevor Halstead 14 minutes 08 seconds, 4th Jon Findley 16 minutes 03 seconds, 5th Jo Findley 16 minutes 34 seconds.

Private Trials (Non Club Members): 1st Andy Lewin 11 minutes 17 seconds, 2nd Tim Higgins 12 minutes 24 seconds, 3rd Steve Brown 14 minutes 04 seconds, 4th Daniel Edwards 15 minutes 57 seconds, 5th Sam Phillips 18 minutes 44 seconds (Juvenile).

On Sunday the club will host a multi option morning ride.

Riders should meet at Roseway, Gainsborough at 7.30am for a medium distance ride.

On Wednesday 13th August Aegir riders will battle it out in the league 10 mile time trial.

Meet at Laughton Lane at 6.15pm, with the first rider off at 6.30pm.

Trans Pennine Trail rides are always an expedition in to the unknown and last Sunday’s ride was full of adventure.

Trevor Halstead and David Day’s ride was 100 miles long.

Daniel Nicholson and Pete Hanks enjoyed a shorter ride to Bawtry and home via Retford.

The Trans Pennine Trail is a long distance multi-user trail using canal and disused railway paths, and also bridleways.

The riders departed Gainsborough heading along the A631 to Tickhill, then heading through Conisbrough and Mexborough.

At Adwick Bridge the riders joined the Trans Pennine Trail, following the cycle route to Barnsley.

Arriving at Barnsley the duo studied the map of the Trans Pennine Trail, then decided to retrace their outward route to near Broomhill, joining the Elsecar Greenway cycle route to Elsecar Industrial Heritage Centre.

A lunch stop was made and time was spent viewing the steam railway and centre.

The riders talked over their route home, and it was decided to use The Trans Pennine Trail towards Sheffield.

The duo soon found themselves at Meadowhall in Sheffield.

Departing from cycle routes the ride headed homewards across Sheffield and Rotherham, joining the A631.

Arriving in Maltby the ride headed across country passing through Oldcotes, Blyth, Ranskill, Mattersey Thorpe, Clayworth, North and South Wheatley, Sturton le Steeple, Saundby and Beckingham returning to Gainsborough along the Riverside cycle route.