Daniel wins award

Gainsborough cyclists rode out to the Lincolnshire District CTC AGM on Sunday held at The Duke William Hotel in Lincoln’s Bailgate.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 15th October 2011, 9:00 am

The riders arrived in good time to meet up with other cyclists who had travelled from all areas of the county to the meeting by cycle or car.

BBC Lincolnshire Breakfast Show presenter Rod Whiting, who is President of CTC Lincolnshire, spoke about his 600-mile Children In Need cycle ride, titled From The Rhineland To The Fenland.

The ride started from Neustadt an der Weinstrasse in Germany and finished in Lincoln, and he was accompanied by the Breakfast Show’s producer Louise Wheeler and Lincolnshire Echo’s sports editor John Pakey.

They completed their ride in eight days, raising over £20,000 for the charity.

After all the usual AGM business the trophies were presented.

BSA Merit Cup for work done running a member group and its activities was presented to Mick Hallam of the Louth and Grimsby group.

The Paul Enderby Memorial Trophy was awarded to the Louth and Grimsby group for providing the most help and riders in the region’s Audax events.

The West Lincolnshire Trophy was presented to Daniel Nicholson of Gainsborough West Lincolnshire group. He was awarded the trophy for all the work he has put in helping run websites to promote the CTC in Lincolnshire, also assisting and acting as a ride leader on the group’s Sunday rides.

Daniel, 26, is a qualified cycle training instructor and is a great ambassador for the CTC and cycling.

CTC Lincolnshire Photography Trophy for a picture taken of riders on a CTC ride was won by Trevor Halstead (53).

He snapped his award winning picture of Gainsborough members ridding along the Spa Trail near Woodhall Spa.

 On Saturday afternoon two Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club members, Helen Coleman and Bob Fotheringham, raced in the Lincoln Wheelers Cycling Club Tandem and Tricycle 10-mile time trail in cold and wet conditions.

The course started at Thorney village crossroads then proceeded along the A1133 before heading towards Besthorpe and along Sand Lane to finish near Harby.

Helen and Bob rode a tandem tricycle for the first time in an open event and finished with a time of 33 minutes 42 seconds, a personal best time by 29 seconds.

The winner of the trike event was Carl Saints (Yorkshire Road Club) in 23 minutes 24 seconds,

The tandem winners were Andy Fisher (National Clarian) and Ruth Crossley (VTTA North) in 22 minutes 22 seconds

The winner of the tandem trike event was Peter Holland (Lincoln Wheelers) and Declan Davis (CC Breckland) in 25 minutes 28 seconds.

On Sunday morning Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club members Dave Day and Mark Clark were out marshalling the Lincoln Wheelers Cycling Club 25-mile time trial.

On Sunday 16th October there is a leisure ride to Messingham and the A Bite To Eat Café (35 miles).

Riders should meet at Roseway, Gainsborough, at 9.20am.

The ride will be suitable for families and beginners.

For more information contact Trevor Halstead at Church Street Cycles, 102-104 Church Street, Gainsborough, or telephone 01427 617752.

The club’s website can be found at www.commuity.lincolnshire.gov.uk/gainsboroughaegircycling