Town cyclists gather for ambulance charity ride

Riders gather for the Gainsborough cycle in aid of Lincolnshire and Notts Air Ambulance
Riders gather for the Gainsborough cycle in aid of Lincolnshire and Notts Air Ambulance

Fine weather brought out the region’s cyclists, for a charity ride in aid of Lincolnshire and Notts Air Ambulance on Sunday.

The event was part of National Bike Week, and was g

The event was part of National Bike Week and was arranged by Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club, CTC and Gainsborough Cycles.

Riders from Gainsborough, Misterton, Bole, Wheatley and Beckingham gathered.

And age was no barrier, brother and sister Jessica, 10, and Jack Douglas, 14, taking on the 30 mile ride, while 16-year-old James Douglas rode 50 miles.

This year the 15 mile route was very popular with the most taking part, the remainder of the riders chose 10, 30 and 50 miles.

Gainsborough town Mayor Mike Tinker and his lady Doreen Wilson welcomed the riders.

The riders enjoyed magnificent scenery on an enjoyable ride through some of Lincolnshire’s finest countryside, with the country lanes full of flora and wild life.

Event organisers Trevor Halstead and Daniel Nicholson would like to thank all the riders and marshals who made the event such a huge success.

Later in the day, cyclists packed their tea time goodies onto their cycles and pedalled to Richmond Park in Gainsborough to take part in a National Bike Week Pedalling Picnic.

The group had a visit from Malcolm Parish, chairman of West Lindsey District Council along with Gainsborough Town Council deputy Mayor Matthew Boles.

And Aegir club member George Carnall demonstrated the skill of riding a cycle on training rollers.

Organisers Halstead and Nicholson would like to thank Gainsborough Town Council for the use of Richmond Park.

A large group of cyclists turned out for Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club’s 15 mile time trial last Wednesday.

The club’s racing season is now in full swing, and new riders are improving.

Four Aegir cyclists achieved personal best times for a 15 mile race, namely George Carnall, Pete Comerford, Rob Noble and Justin Allison.

Officals for the event were Paul Reynolds, Dave Day, Mark Clark and Daniel Nicholson.

The riders started on Laughton Lane.

15 miles: 1st George Carnall 44:23, 2nd Trevor Halstead 44:35, 3rd Pete Comerford 46:29, 4th Justin Allison 48:39, 5th Rob Noble 48:57, 6th James Green 78:37.

Private trials: 1st Andy Lewin 34:58, 2nd Andrew Lawson 40:35, 3rd Arron Watson 42:13, 4th Stuart Grocock 43:00, 5th Kev Lovett 44:27, 6th Steve Brown 44:47, 7th Matt Fieldson 46:11.

On Sunday 22nd the Aegir club will host a leisure ride to York Rally.

Riders will depart Roseway in Gainsborough at 6am.

Please register your interest to ride with Trevor Halstead, for an extra long ride of 120 miles.

Then on Wednesday 25th June, riders will compete for the Aegir Cycling Club Championship 25-mile time trial.

Meet at Laughton Lane at 6.45pm, the first rider will set off at 7pm.

For information about cycling in Gainsborough area contact Trevor Halstead at Gainsborough Cycles, 20 Ropery Road, Gainsborough or telephone 01427 617752.