Halstead and new boy Forrest vie for the Aegir plaudits

GAINSBOROUGH Aegir cycling round-up
GAINSBOROUGH Aegir cycling round-up

Matt Hindmarsh was the winner, but Trevor Halstead and Mark Forrest also took the plaudits when Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club staged its ten-mile time trial.

Several riders clocked fantastic times, including Halstead, who knocked 39 seconds off his previous best time. While new boy Forrest enjoyed an exceptional time-trial debut, finishing third in 27 minutes, three seconds.

The course started at Knaith, following the A156 and passing through Marton and Torksey before turning at Torksey Lock, from where the riders retraced their outward route to finish near Lea.

The full results were: 1st Hindmarsh (Dinnington Racing Club) 22.31, 2nd Liam Hindmarsh (Brtoom Wagon Race Team) 23.39, 3rd Forrest 27.03, 4th Matt Fieldsend (Viking Velo) 27.26, 5th Halstead (Aegir) 28.30, 6th Steve Brown (Scunthorpe Road Club) 30.14, 7th Pete Hanks (Aegir) 31.03.

Halstead also took part in the 24-hour national time trial championship at Chester, where he finished 49th of 105 riders, completing the event with a personal best of 341.33 miles. And he was the winner of a cycling treasure hunt, organised by Aegir member Paul Reynolds, which started and finished at the Caskgate Street car park in Gainsborough.

Meanwhile the club’s latest leisure ride was an 18-mile affair, enjoyed by Daniel Nicholson, Geoff Garner, Loll Dickenson, Mark Clark, Dave Chaffey and Andy Prescott. Departing from Roseway, the riders headed out of town and made their way through Heapham, Springthorpe, Pilham and Blyton.