Rain holds off for a Hesp double victory

Julian Hesp of Viking Velo Cycling Club
Julian Hesp of Viking Velo Cycling Club

The incessant rain finally abated, allowing Viking Velo to hold their Thursday time trial.

A nine mile circuit around Gainsborough Golf club finished with the tough climb of Thunnock Hill.

Several riders completed a second lap to race over 18 miles.

Julian Hesp won both races, increasing his lead over closest rival Andy Lewin.

Results (9 miles): 1st Julian Hesp (VV) 21:34, 2nd David Butler (Lincoln W) 22:03 , 3rd Andy Lewin (VV) 22:28, 4th Jeremy Nicholson (Lincoln W) 22:39, 5th Arran Watson (VV) 25:26, 6th Matthew Fieldson (VV) 29:12; 18 miles: 1st Julian Hesp (VV) 43:29, 2nd David Butler (Lincoln W) 44:27, 3rd Andy Lewin (VV) 45:57 ,

Thursday 5th June’s event is a 15 mile two up contest starting at 6.45 pm on Laughton Lane.