CYCLING: Dozen riders improve in Grantham club 10TT

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The 10th round of the Witham Wheelers 10-mile time trial league took place in hot, dry conditions, enabling 12 of the 48 riders to record personal best times on the Gorse Lane course.

Leading the way on time was schoolboy Karl Baillie with a rapid 22min 43sec, almost a minute in front of triathlete Patrick Cutmore (23.31). Gary Symons broke the 25mph barrier for third in 23.50. Fastest lady was triathlete Lara Thornhill, continuing her steady improvement this season with 26.29.

After the event, the annual club barbecue was enjoyed by almost 100 members, family and friends, raising funds for the club’s charity, Kidney Research UK, with excellent food prepared by Dave Beckett and Christine Edwards.

l Witham Wheelers promoted their annual open 10-mile time trial with a good prize list sponsored by Pedal Pushers racing bike shop, attracting a field of 65 to ride the Quarrington to Osbournby roundabout and back course.

Breezy conditions meant that the course record of 20.30 was not threatened but winner Julian Ramsbottom (Scunthorpe Poly) still produced a rapid 20.44, just four seconds in front of Adam Gascoigne (Pedal power Loughborough).

Fastest club rider was Peter Cocker in 21.55 with five others breaking the 25mph barrier, led by John Pilgrim in 23.26.

For full results and more information visit www.withamwheelers.co.uk