Trio of teams in 17-mile time trial event

Just three teams turned out on a rainy Tuesday evening, for Trent Valley Road Cycling Club’s 17-mile two-up team time trial.

Thursday, 11th July 2013, 3:57 pm

It was held on the Laughton, Susworth, Morton circuit.

And it was tough going for the teams, as they faced a headwind on the long leg from Susworth to Morton.

But despite this, a respectable time was achieved by winning pair Shaun and Paul Pycroft, coming home in 44mins 22secs.

James Vickers teamed up with Chris Overton,crossing the line in 49.43.

While Matt Overton led his mum Lucy home in 50.55.

The weather was much improved by Thursday evening for the circuit racing on Lincolnshire Showground.

Valley’s leading two riders in the club’s road race league, Shaun Pycroft and James Vickers, cancelled each other out on the night, both winning one race each and coming second in the other.

Total points earned on the night were; S. Pycroft 26, J. Vickers 26, P. Pycroft 20, A. Codd 16, C. Overton 8, Matt Overton 8, I. Ferraby 6.

Leading riders after four rounds; S. Pycroft 58 points, J. Vickers 50 points, P. Pycroft 46 points.

Last Sunday just four riders took advantage of the club’s fourth “Come and Try it” eight-mile time trial.

Starting on Laughton Lane and using the Wildsworth circuit, the race was held on a hot summer’s day.

All four riders rode to personal best times, with Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club’s Julian Hesp fastest in 20mins 26secs.

Gerald Buckle clocked 24.01,and Matt Overton tied with his dad Chris, both achieving 24.30.

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