CYCLING: Witham Wheelers battle wind and rain in juvenile 10-mile time trial championships

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Witham Wheeler Adam Egner took part in the regional qualifier for the GHS National Juvenile 10-mile Time Trial Championship at Scunthorpe on Sunday.

The conditions were far from good with a head-cross wind for seven miles in the rain.

Peter Cocker tackles an ascent in the national time trial.

Peter Cocker tackles an ascent in the national time trial.

But 15-year-old Adam managed to achieve a personal best of 24min 18sec, which was just eight seconds off third place overall.

He ended up fourth overall, behind two 16-year-olds, and was second in his age category.

Clubmate Robert McAndrew recorded an excellent 28.24 and qualified for the national final as the first 13-year-old.

l Graham and Jennifer McAndrew rode the Team Swift 10 at Hull on Wednesday night.

Peter Cocker on the starting ramp of the national time trial.

Peter Cocker on the starting ramp of the national time trial.

It was a calm night for the super fast course and Graham recorded a PB 21.47. Jennifer also rode an impressive 22.20 PB, taking 40 seconds off her previous best.

l Riding for Pedal Pushers, Peter Cocker contested the National Under-23 Time Trial Championships at Newport on Thursday.

Peter was forced to alter the set-up of his bike to conform to stringent UCI regulations but still rode well, catching his minute-man after only four miles of the 12.2-mile course.

In the end, he crossed the finish line in 29.59 which was good enough for 17th place overall, and only 30 seconds away from a top 10 finish.

l Peter Cocker took a strong seventh place in the TMG Horizon road race for E123 riders at Leighton Buzzard on Sunday.

The 89-mile race took in seven laps of a 12-mile circuit and Peter was active throughout, following the wheels well at the finish and heading the bunch as they caught the breakaway riders.

l There were PBs all round for the five Witham Wheelers who rode the Bolsover and District 10 at Blyth on Saturday.

Fastest of the quintet was John Pilgrim in 20.56, with Rick Yates riding strongly too in 21.30. Also competing were Martin Hedley 22.25, Martin Lister 23.58 and Tony Hardenberg 23.59.