Road Club pens sponsorship deal for racing prize fund

Ben Jaggard Smith from Cycle Barn agrees a deal with Trent Valley Road Club's Shaun and Paul Pycroft
Ben Jaggard Smith from Cycle Barn agrees a deal with Trent Valley Road Club's Shaun and Paul Pycroft

Trent Valley Road Club has agreed a deal with a local cycle store to set up a prize fund for their major competitions.

The Cycle Barn in Misterton started trading only a short time ago and has become the ‘go to’ shop for advice, bikes and cycling apparel for the club members.

Last week the shop became proud sponsor of the clubs three major leagues that will bare its name.

A prize fund of £500 is to be divided between the two Tuesday evening time trial leagues and the bi weekly Thursday night circuit race league.

Ben Jaggard-Smith, owner and manager of the Cycle Barn explained his decision to get involved with Trent Valley Road Club.

He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the shop to put something back in to the sport and hopefully encourage more people off the couch and on to their bikes.”

Tuesday night’s Cycle Barn Time Trial league continued in fine form with some fantastic times from club members and guest riders.

On Wednesday 30th April Justin Atkinson and Shaun Pycroft tested the Barton Deep Dale TLI open road race.

Pycroft managed to join the first break of the race as it went up the road and stayed in contention until the last lap when the leaders pushed hard opening a gap of around two minutes between them and the main group.

Atkinson was caught short, he missed the break and was dropped, pulling up after two laps.

The Cycle Barn Circuit race league got off to a fantastic start on 31st April.

James Vickers took the scratch race to hand and pushed hard in the first lap creating a break away of four riders.

TVRC’s Michael Adlington also made his way into the group.

On the final lap it looked set to be a four way sprint but Adlington crashed out on the second to last corner leaving Vickers to out sprint the remaining two Lincs Wheelers riders for first place.

Pycroft stayed strong from the gun to take maximum points in the handicap race.

For the full results of the TLI Circuit League and for more information on the club’s competitive and non competitive events and their partners please visit or find them on Facebook.