CYCLING: Witham Wheelers contest final Lincs League road race

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RIDERS from Witham Wheelers contested the final round of the Lincolnshire League Handicap Road Race series.

In the league overall, there was minimal success for the club’s riders, with only Peter Cocker and Reece Egner getting in the points but not enough to be rewarded with a monetary sum.

Best club performance on the night at Withern, near Alford, came from Reece who got into a small break from Group Two and held on for second place. Dave Moulds was not far behind in sixth, with Rob Johnson eighth and John Farmer and Tony Mendham further back in the bunch.

Peter Barnes took second place in Group Three and Simon Cocker was eighth. Peter Cocker was disappointed to only finish eighth in Group Four/Five.

l Martin Hedley was the only Wheeler to rider the Alford Wheelers 25 on Sunday. He recorded 1hr 4min 3sec to finish 18th.

l Contesting the last round of the Scunthorpe Poly Circuit Race League, Peter Cocker led a successful chasing group which formed a break of nine riders in a briskly paced Category 2/3/4 race.

Peter escaped on the last lap as the other riders watched each other. He was chased down but remained five seconds clear as he took a comfortable victory.

l Kerrigan Robb continued his good form off-road with a win at Sherwood Pines in the Youth Series. He followed this up with second place at Peebles a few days later, on a trip to Scotland.

l Ideal conditions produced 19 personal bests in Witham Wheelers’ 10-mile time trial handicap league at Gorse Lane on Tuesday.

Quickest rider was Peter Cocker with 22:51. Natalie Eastaugh broke the 20mph barrier for the first time and was first on handicap. With two rounds remaining, Trevor White leads the league.

Results: Peter Cocker 22:51 1 19:58, George Thompson 23:01 2 20:21, Patrick Cutmore 23:28 3 19:40 5 6, Neil Dowsett 24:28 4 19:14, Martin Hedley 24:51 5 20:05, John Farmer 24:52 6 20:22, Graham McAndrew 25:01 7 17:11, Reece Egner 25:06 9 20:22, Jacob Storey 25:16 10 20:13, Michael Hespley 25:17 11 45:17, Peter Watson 25:24 12 19:46 8 3, Graham Jenks 25:30 13 20:51, Nick Millward 25:46 14 19:48, Peter Barnes 25:47 15 19:52, Gavin Dowsett 25:51 16 19:15, Martin Ludlam 25:52 17 45:52, Kevin Flint 26:02 18 20:35, Mick Egner 26:04 19 20:25, John Beere 26:13 20 20:13, Steve Cropper 26:13 21 19:58, Matt Pennifold 26:30 22 20:26, Jennifer McAndrew 26:43 23 46:43, Lara Thornhill 26:53 25 19:44 7 4, Dave Herd 26:53 24 21:48, Simon Cocker 27:08 26 21:23, Michael Smalley 27:34 27 19:34 4 7, Louise George 27:42 28 19:09 2 9, Steve Kidd 27:50 29 20:01, Tony Hardenberg 28:06 30 19:57, Adam Egner 28:19 31 19:40 6 5, Trevor White 28:41 32 19:31 3 8, Ian Simpson 29:04 33 49:04, Natalie Eastaugh 29:37 34 18:50 1 10, Peter Storey 29:48 35 21:05, Suzanne Holdsworth 29:53 36 19:48 10 1, Matt Kinton 31:08 37 19:24, Dan Bowchurch 31:12 38 51:12, Helen Boott 34:59 39 20:39, Andrea Egner 36:26 40 19:46 9 2, Nigel Eastaugh 39:40 41 30:04, Dave Moulds 25:01 8 19:33.