Lewin quickest as Phoenix host combined clubs race

Phoenix CC riders (L-R) Pete Comerford, Tony Keightley, John Bradbury and Kevin Smart.
Phoenix CC riders (L-R) Pete Comerford, Tony Keightley, John Bradbury and Kevin Smart.

Andy Lewin was the quickest rider on the 10-mile course that hosted the latest Gainsborough combined clubs time trial.

Phoenix Cycling Club were the host club for the event, which saw Lewin finish in 23:53, a clear winner.

Riders from Phoenix, Viking Velo, Trent Valley, Lincsquad and Aegir Cycling Clubs gathered, to ride through Willingham, Kexby, Lea and back to Knaith to finish on an incline.

It was warm but windy and there were good times recorded by local cyclists.


Phoenix CC: James Green 29.35; Paul Bagshaw 30.08; Pete Comerford 30.11; Tony Keightley 30.22; Kevin Smart 33.12: Jon Findley 36.31.

Viking Velo: Andy Lewin 23.53; Phil Burton 28.06; Jud Parker 28.06; Ian Barley 30.12; Matt Fieldson 30.25; Chris Warrilow 30.28; Roy Watson 31.18; Mechelle Barley 32.46.

Trent Valley: Steve Walker 25.07; Andy Codd 25.08; Paul Brownless 25.27; Paul Pycroft 26.16; Shaun Pycroft 26.54; Rob Gregory 27.32; Cliff Williams 27.51; Paul Freeman 29.01; Steve Cockerham 30.10; Mike Overton 32.55.

Other riders: Steve Cowlbeck (Lincsquad) 26.47; Kev Lovett (Lincsquad) 29.58; Trevor Halstead (Aegir CC) 34.10.

Many thanks to the marshals and timekeepers, Michael, John, Dave, Mark, Paul, Sally, Elaine and Carol.

The next time trial will be held on Tuesday 9th June over a 5.6 mile course, starting at Laughton Lane.

Sunday saw six Phoenix club riders do the Arrows Sportive, starting at Market Rasen.

The ride took them through the Lincolnshire Wolds on a gruelling course.

The riders encountering wind and rain were Paul Bagshaw, Jason Clout, Pete Comerford, Kevin Smart, Tony Keightley and John Bradbury.

Phoenix is a newly formed club involved in time trials, leisure rides, sportives and charity races.

The club would like to thank West Lindsey Community Chest for their funding contribution to help them get established.

Phoenix are looking for sponsors for equipment.

If you can help please contact Pete Comerford on 07539836780.