A busy week has seen a number of successes for members of Birdwell Wheelers.
Wednesday 21st June saw Trevor Mayne ride the Peak RC 17 Mile Open Time Trial on one of his favourite courses, the hilly Circuit of Longstone Edge. His time of 47m 36s was good enough for 8th overall and 3rd Veteran.
On Sunday he followed this up with a fine 2nd place overall in the Holme Valley Wheelers 10 Mile Open Time Trial on the local sporting course from the Sovereign to Hoylandswaine and back. His time of 23m 24s was only 24 seconds behind the winner Blair Buss of Team SSLL.
Saturday saw Wheelers’ Dan Taylor and Paul Mason ride the Halifax Imperial 10 Mile Open Time Trial at Boroughbridge on the old A1. Taylor’s time of 54m 58s placed him 5th, his 5th top five placing of the season, while Mason’s time of 56m 32s left him just 11 seconds shy of a first ever top 10 finish.
The next day Dave Scargill rode in the LVRC (League of Veteran Racing Cyclists) National Road Race Championship at Alresford in Hampshire. On the tough 54 mile race with over 5000 feet of climbing Scargill finished 8th overall at an average speed of just less than 20 mph.
Also on Sunday Paul Heggie rode in the CTT (Cycling Time Trials) National 50 mile Championship at Stockton. Strong winds developed during the race and Heggie finished in 2h 11m 8s for 86th place overall and 2nd of 4 in the 60-64 age group.
Tuesday’s first of seven 10 Mile Club Time Trials saw Dan Taylor come out on top again in a time of 21m 40s. Second was Trevor Mayne in 23m 16s. Other times: Roger Bacon 27m 55s , Rob Parkes 26m 39s , Joe Woodhouse 27m 17s and Phil Adams 29m 01s. who was also 1st on handicap.
Next Tuesday is the date for the second of six 10 Mile time trials at Park Springs starting at 7pm. Visitors are welcome.
Sunday’s club run saw Steve Myatt, Dave Hudson, Dave Woodhouse, Roger Bacon, Phil Adams, Chris Jenkins, Tina Oakes, Paul Mynett and Rob Parkes complete a 100 mile round trip via Cawood to the York Cycle Rally.
Sunday’s club run is to Uppermill meeting at Brewers Fayre roundabout Brampton at 9.15am. More details on this and all the above can be found on the club website.
- Picture shows Heggie at the Knayton turn on Sunday. © S Ashwell