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Hot stuff by Heggie in record-breaking ride

On a day when temperatures soared to over 30 degrees Centigrade Birdwell Wheeler Paul Heggie set a hot pace in the VTTA (Veterans Time Trial Association) National 10 Mile Time Trial Championship at Tring in Hertfordshire on Bank Holiday Monday to set a new club age record for 64-years-old age with a time of 23m 09s.

It beat the long-standing record set by Mel Shaw in 2002 by a margin of 1m 39s.

The previous day club members rode out to follow the final stage of the Tour of Yorkshire from Halifax to Leeds.

Tuesday saw the first of the club’s 5 mile time trials at Thurgoland, the first two having been cancelled due to bad weather. Fastest on the night was visitor Andy Nichols of Team B38 who finished in a course record 11m 15s. Birdwell Wheelers times and handicap points were as follows:


Time H’cap H’cap Time Points
Trevor Mayne 12:28 00:00 12:28 8
Chris Jenkins 14:32 02:10 12:22 9
Greg Godley 14:45 01:20 13:25 4
Tom Booth 15:09 01:30 13:39 1
Joe Woodhouse 15:17 01:50 13:27 3
John Woodhouse 15:54 03:20 12:34 7
Marc Peasegood 16:02 03:45 12:17 10
Phil Adams 16:13 03:20 12:53 5
Roger Bacon 16:36 03:00 13:36 2
Austin Watson 16:44 04:00 12:44 6


Sunday’s club run from Brewers Fayre at Brampton roundabout at 9.15am is a 100 mile reliability ride to Howden and back to be completed in less than 8 hours. Visitors are welcome.

The next club meeting is on Friday(11 May) at Birdwell Community Centre starting at 7:30pm. Prospective members are welcome to attend.

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