Fourteen riders lined up for Viking Velo Cycling Club’s nine mile race from Morton to East Butterwick on Sunday.
The winner was Andy Lewin in a new track record of 19:18, close to an average speed of 28mph.
Lewin needed to produce his best as he was pushed all the way by Julian Hesp, who lost out by the margin of just one second, recording another track record in 19:19.
Third place went to the rapidly improving Judd Parker with a super time of 21:30.
The riders then enjoyed a BBQ , in the spring sunshine, on the banks of the River Trent at The Dog and Gun Pub in East Butterwick.
Results: 1st Andy Lewin 19.18 (Viking Velo), 2nd Julian Hesp 19.19 (VV), 3rd Judd Parker 21.30 (VV), 4th Arran Watson and Andy Clarke 21.56 (Tandem) (VV), 5th Rob Noble 22.10 (VV), 6th Ian Barley 23.02 (VV), 7th Chris Warrilow 23.14 (VV), 8th Matt Fieldson 23.34 (VV), 9th Ian Ferraby 24.49 (VV), 10th George Carnall 25.11 (VV), 11th Jon Bradbury 25.37 (Phoenix CC), 12th Mechele Barley 25.55 (VV), 13th Rosi Fieldson 26.35 (VV).