Road club want to introduce new riders to group outings

Rob Webster in action for Trent Valley Road Club
Rob Webster in action for Trent Valley Road Club

Trent Valley Road Club are trying to make road cycling accessible to more people in the Gainsborough area.

A programme of short, easy rides has been drawn up, intended to appeal to those who might feel apprehensive about riding in a group for the first time.

The first of these rides took place on Sunday, and attracted a mixture of male and female newcomers.

The riders were treated to a beautiful British summer day and rode a total of 23.9 miles through Knaith, Corringham, Blyton and Laughton.

Club press secretary James Vickers said: “This is all about getting people to ride their bikes, whatever the level of ability.”

“TVRC want to support cycling in the local community.”

The Tuesday night Cycle Barn time trial league continued last week as riders braved dismal, wet conditions.

Andy Codd extended his lead in the Aero TT league with a personal best time of 20:26 over the 8.3 mile test.

Thursday night’s Cycle Barn Circuit Racing league also continued with a fine show of form from Michael Adlington.

Adlington’s perfectly timed attack on the last lap of the scratch race put him in a great position to roll across the line in first.

He was followed by James Vickers, Shaun Pycroft and Micheal Overton.

Overton also won the handicap race after an impressive performance off the front of the group.

Vickers was second, followed by Pycroft and Overton.

Robert Webster put in a fantastic performance at the Lincolnshire Pedal Pushers, Fulbeck Criterium race.

Webster rode a tactical race as he kept himself within sight of the front of the group for the entire race before opening the taps and sprinting to victory.

First place gave Webster a valuable 10 points and he is now entitled to race category three races with British Cycling.

For the full results of the TLI Circtui League and for more information on the club’s competitive and non-competitive events and their partners, visit the website or find Trent Valley Road Club’s page on Facebook.