CYCLING: Coleman wins his own Grantham club’s Open 10

Witham Wheeler Kim Paxton made time to race and win the second fastest lady prize in the open time trial she organised.
Witham Wheeler Kim Paxton made time to race and win the second fastest lady prize in the open time trial she organised.

WITHAM Wheelers ran their first open time trial for several years on Saturday.

Utilising the Quarrington-Osbournby 10-mile course, the race attracted a field of 65 riders including 25 from the host club.

Jim Coleman continued his domination of local short distance time trials with a clear win by 35 seconds from Brett Harwood (Time RT).

Several other Wheelers took group p rizes including race promoter Kim Paxton, Karl Moore, Martin Milne and Michael Smalley.

The race was sponsored by Pedal Pushers bike shop in Inner Street, Grantham.

Club riders’ results: James Coleman 20.57, Karl Ballie 23.14, Patrick Cutmore 24.05, Martin Milne 24.22, William Harrison 24.30, John Farmer 24.39, Neil Sentance 24.44, Martin Hedley 24.46, Dave Moulds 25.07, Kevin Flint 25.34, Reece Egner 25.44, David Herd 25.57, Martin Lister 26.17, Paul Fairy 26.46, Kim Paxton 27.13, Michael Smalley 28.04, Natasha Cutmore 28.38, Anthony Hardenberg 28.56, John Clifton 29.10, Adam Egner 29.20, Dave Beckett 29.22, Trevor White 29.28, Nigel Eastaugh 30.02, Carol Milne 31.37, Natalie Eastaugh 31.49.

l A large field of more than 80 riders, including a good sprinkling of Witham Wheelers, contested the latest round of the Lincs Handicap Road Race League last Wednesday.

Promoted by Sleaford Wheelers at Ashby de la Launde, Group 2 included Wheelers Reece Egner, Dave Moulds and John Farmer and given a generous four-minute handicap, were never caught by the faster groups. In the sprint for the line, schoolboy Reece produced his best finish with an excellent fourth place.

Riding in Group 3 were Peter Barnes, Simon Cocker and Rob Johnson, and Peter Cocker was in Group 5.