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20th June

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Last Thursday Wheeler Joe Woodhouse’s persistence finally paid off when he rode in the NMRRL (North Midlands Road Race League) road race over 6 laps of a 5 mile course at Serlby.

No rider was able to get away from the bunch and in the final sprint Woodhouse finished 12th, his first points scoring finish of the series.

Joe Woodhouse on the front at Serlby.

On Tuesday the club’s last of three 15 mile time trials took place at Thurnscoe. On a much windier evening than the previous week Trevor Mayne was again fastest with Marc Peasegood 2nd fastest. Peasegood’s results over the two events gained him the club’s 15 mile handicap trophy which will be presented at the club's annual prize dinner in November.

  1. Trevor Mayne 40m 06s
  2. Marc Peasegood 44m 47s
  3. Chris Jenkins 46m 25s
  4. Roger Bacon 49m 50s
  5. John Woodhouse 49m 54s
  6. Paul Heggie 52m 14s
  7. Kath Brankin 53m 01s

The next event is the 1st of six 10 mile time trials on Park Springs road at Grimethorpe on Tuesday 26th. Signing on is from 6.30pm and first rider off at 7pm. The event is open to allcomers.

On Saturday Paul Heggie rode in the Mercia CC 30 mile Open Time Trial at Etwall in Derbyshire. His time of 1h 12m 39s set a new club age record at 64 years old, surpassing not only his own records set at 61 and 62 but also D Ogden’s record at 57 years old which had stood since 1984.

Sunday’s club run saw Wheelers Steve Myatt, Dave Hudson, Chris Jenkins, Roger Bacon, Rob Parkes, Mark Peasegood and Joe Woodhouse complete a 105 mile round trip to Knaresborough.

Roger Bacon,Chris Jenkins,Rob Parkes,Marc Peasegood,Joe Woodhouse and Dave Hudson by the river at Knaresborough

This week’s run sets off from Brewers Fayre roundabout Wombwell at 9:15 and heads out on a 50 mile ride to Laughton-en-le Morthen. Visitors are welcome.

More details on all this can be found in the above links