Race double for Aegir star Skelly

It’s been a week to remember for Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club’s up and coming star Jordan Skelly.
Trevor Halstead and Jordan SkellyTrevor Halstead and Jordan Skelly
Trevor Halstead and Jordan Skelly

The youngster not only came home first in the club’s evening time trial, he won the 100-mile championship in his first ever attempt.

Skelly produced a personal best time last Wednesday, in an 18-mile event that included two climbs of Thonock Hill.

His time of 44.23 was just enough to pip fellow club member Julian Hesp, who also set a personal best.

The 100-mile time trial event on 14th July was part of the Yorkshire Cycling Federation 100, on the A19, A168 and country lanes.

Skelly won the Aegir championship in a time of 4.26.56, and set a personal best for 50 miles.

Club colleague Trevor Halstead, himself a veteran of long distance events, heaped praise on the 20-year-old.

He said: “He’s coming on in leaps and bounds, there’s no stopping him.”

“He’s in his second year of racing with us, he’s a triathlete as well and he lives and breathes his sport.”

“He’s setting a personal best nearly every time he rides.”

The duo are back in the saddle for an even longer ride a week on Sunday.

Halstead explained: “We’re doing a 12-hour ride.”

“I’m riding for the veteran best all rounder, and Jordan for the best all rounder, and you have to do a 25-mile, 50-mile, 100-mile and 12-hour ride.”

In the 100-mile event, Halstead knocked 17 minutes off the time he set last year, finishing in 5.08.38.

The fastest rider was Andy Jackson of Team Swift with a time of 3.44.05.

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