Busy week for cycliists

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IT’S been a busy week for cycling locally with both the Kent Valley RC and Lancaster CC organising two events each not to mention the weekly criteriums at Salt Ayre and Preston, two time trial at Bassenthwaite over the weekend, the PETTS evening 10 and the CDNW Road Race league event.

The first of Lancaster CC’s events was the weekly time trial evening run in conjunction with the Salt Ayre Cog Set at the Lune side circuit on Thursday.

The popularity of these races continues with a total of 191 rides in the four events so far; 28 at two miles, 70 at six miles and 93 at 10 miles.

Last Tuesday saw the largest field of the year with a total of 57 riders signing on to ride and despite a rising wind some good rides were done.

Christopher Barlow recorded the fastest two mile time of 7:14, his first win of the series, beating second placed Emily Ingham by nine seconds while in the six mile TT Callum Young was the decisive winner with 15:05, his fastest ride of the year.

The last riders to start were the 10 milers with last man off, John Ingham – Emily’s father – recording 22:35 to just beat Kent Valley’s Andy Barlow – Christophers’s father – by six seconds. In all there were at least seven parent and son/daughter combinations riding last week.

The second Lancaster event of the week was on Monday morning, the second of four Bank Holiday time trials of the year the remaining two being the late spring Bank Holiday and August Bank Holiday. Once again John Ingam was fastest with 21:02 but the fastest 10 of the morning was done by second claim members Ant Nash and Julian Pearson.

Julian’s PB is 22:20 and Ant has over recent weeks ridden two 19 minute 10s bringing his PB down to 19:18. Julian’s face said it all after they finished their 20:37 ride.

He started at the front but once Ant started speeding he rarely got a chance to see anything but his back wheel.

The Kent Valley’s two events were their usual Wednesday evening 10 on the Milnthorpe course where again Dave Baxter was fastest with 22:24, his nearest challenge coming from Jonathon Knox (Team Wallis CHH) who was best part of a minute slower with 23:16.

Their second promotion was an open Hill Climb event – the 9.1 mile Shap climb. Tejan Pettinger (Sri Chimnoy CT), last year’s winner, successfully defended his title taking the win by over a minute on Peter Greenwood (Clayton Velo), 28:27 and 29:49 respectively.

Lune RCC’s Adrian Dalgleish is doing some great rides this year in road races and time trials and Monday’s performance was no exception, an excellent 30:18 for fifth place.

Other local riders in the event were: 9th Sam Huddleston (Herbalife/Wheelbase) 31:40; 10th Jonathon Knox (Teamwallis CHH) 31:54; 20th Phil Barnes (Lancaster CC) 33:32; 28th Steve Hodgson 35:58; 30th Ian Jackson 36:10; 31st Tim Bennett 36:37 (all KVRC); 32nd Ann Plant (Wheelbase) 36:55; 43rd Sharron Clifford (Coventry RC/Lancaster CC) 41:15.

The massed start brigade also had a full week of racing starting on Tuesday with the third event in the Salt Ayre Cycling Association/VanillaBikes.com League 2011. Although team Herbalife/Wheelbase took the win it was young Jack Sadler who won the sprint for first place with Julian Pearson (Teamwallis CHH) second.

Julian’s nearest rival for the top of the league table, Sam Jackson (Herbalife/Wheelbase), could only manage seventh place thus giving Julian more breathing space with a 12 point lead in the league tables.

Lancaster CC’s Graham Atkinson scored his first top 10 finish with ninth place. Graham went even better two days later when he came second in the 3rd/4th category event in the S-i-S criteriums at Preston. Graham is now nearly half way to the 40 points needed for a 2nd cat licence with three quarters of the season to go.

Finally the weekend’s open events. Both the open time trials and the CDNW road race meant a lot of travelling for local riders without much to show for result. The time trials, both organised by Nelson Wheelers were on the A66 at Basenthwaite, and both suffered with the easterly breeze that affected the weekend.

The 10 on Saturday was won by Pendle Forest CC’s Jason Bateman 21:09 and Sunday’s 25 by Port Sunlight Wheeler’s Andy Wilkinson in 52:06, both good times but well below each riders potential in better conditions.

The CDNW Road Race League event was at Great Budworth in Cheshire and was won by Dan Spashett (Wheel Guru) from an eight man breakaway in a time of 2:18:46 for the 56 miles. The remainder of the peloton finished 1:16 back with the best from our local clubs being the Lune’s Sam Dobson in 15th place and Lancaster’s Graham Atkinson 18th.

Results: Salt Ayre Cycling Association/VanillaBikes.com League 2011 – ‘Event 3’ 26/04/11: 1 Jack Sadler (Herbalife/Wheelbase); 2 Julian Pearson (Teamwallis CHH); 3 James Claydon (Sportcity Velo); 4 Julian Judge (VC Lincoln); 5 Dan Whelan (Maxgear RT); 6 Gary Spencely (Biketreks); 7 Sam Jackson (Herbalife/Wheelbase);8 Jerrod Hartley (Horwich CC); 9 Graham Atkinson (Lancaster CC); 10 Ian Rutherford (Lune RCC).

KVRC - Levens 10 – 27/04/2011: 1 Dave Baxter 22:24; 2 Jonathon Knox 23:16; 3 Tom Gibson 24:02; 4 Chris Dixon 24:16; 5 Tim Bennett 24:31; 6 James Knox (J) 24:36; 7 Glenn Haworth 24:50; 8 Chris Stilling 25:03; 9 Steve Hodgson 25:06; 10 Stuart Mounsey 25:26; 11 Ian Jackson 25:37; 12 Dave Wilkinson 25:51; 13 Chris Kennedy 25:53; 14 Nigel Hooker 26:05; 15 Rob Duesbury 26:26; 16 Richard Fawcett 26:32; 17 Richard Belk 26:36; 18 Paddy Finn (Gst) 27:27; Kevin Preston 28:03; 20 Matt Kerslake (Gst) 28:58; 21 Fred Pickstone 28:59; 22 Andrew Bernard (Gst) 29:11; 23 Caroline Bell (L, Gst) 29:13; 24 Robert Wharton 29:24; 25 Andrew Kelly (Gst) 29:25; 26 Narasha Walsh (L, Gst) 29:32; 27 Liz Kelly (L) 29:47; 28 John Vernon (J, Gst) 32:01; 29 Tom Finn (J, Gst) 32:50.

Lancaster CC/SA CogSet – Salt Ayre TT’s – 28/04/2011: Two miles: 1 Christopher Barlow 7:14; 2 Emily Ingham 7:23; 3 Mia Johnson 8:15; 4 Sophie Hamilton 8:58; 5 Flo Horton 9:07; 6 Amelia Hirst 9:35; 7 Abby Trowse 10:08; SIX MILES: 1 Callum Young 15:05; 2 Matthew Shackleton 15:44; 3 John Didsbury 15:55; 4 Charlie Murray 17:00; 5 James Jackson 17:03; 6 Elliot Robertson 17:15; 7 Sam Monkhouse 18:09; 8 Nathan Clarey 18:30; 9 Cameron hirst 18:52; 10 Nigel Neil 19:15; 11 Zoe Hamilton 19:25; 12 Bailey Johnson 19:40; 13 Joseph Kettlewell 20:07; 14 Ethan Robertson 20:14; 15 Jason Pullar 20:37; 16 Benjamin Barlow 21:10; 17 Bobby Horton 21:23; 18 Amy Monkhouse 21:35; 19 Ffion Ashton 21:44; 20 Jamie Morphet 22:40; 21 Ben Hamilton 23:12; 22 Mary Neil 24:52; 23 Mylene Bertrand 25:30; TEN MILES: 1 John Ingham 22:35; 2 Andy Barlow 22:41; 3 Tim Norton 23:33; 4 Graham Hodgson 23:36; 5 Mark Monkhouse 24:12; 6 Nev Pearson 24:37; 7 Keith Robertson 24:53; 8 Dave Horton 25:06; 9 Tom Oldham 25:11; 10 Neil Stirling 25:18; 11 David Trotter 25:18; 12 Brian Murray 26:06; 13 Paul Andrews 26:23; 14 Jon Barry 26:34; 15 Ian Boyden 26:47; 16 Ken Peasnell 26:50; 17 Louise McCall 26:51; 18 Adrian Hamilton 27:13; 19 Rick Gould 28:08; 20 John Morphet 28:12; 21 Graham Johnson 28:35; 2 Ann Nicholson 29:21; 23 Suzanne Monkhouse 29:53; 24 Liz Housley-Smith 30:17; 25 Sue Holden 30:18; 26 Bethany Kettlewell 31:52; Andrew Richardson (29:?? DNF).

Lancaster CC – Bank Holiday 10, Levens – 28/04/2011: 1 John Ingham 21:02; 2 Dave Chell 21:49; 3 Andy Barlow 22:16; 4 Paul Boardman 23:00; 5 Graham Hodgson 23:08; 6 Mike Barlow 23:13; 7 Tim Norton 23:22; 8 Mark Monkhouse 23:41; 9 Nev Pearson (Team Wallis CHH) 24:14; 10 Mark Brennan 24:29; 11 David Trotter 24:29; 12 Neil Stirling 24:52; 13 Gary Bowker 25:03; 14 Keith Robertson 25:06; 15 Tom Oldham 25:17; 16 Sharron Clifford 25:46; 17 Neil Slater 25:52; 18 Andrew Bernard 26:58; 19 Ann Nicholson 27:46; Ant Nash (Scunthorpe Poly) & Julian Pearson (Team Wallis CCH) - 2up TTT 20:37.

BIKIE