CYCLING: Witham Wheelers test reliability around the Vale

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Witham Wheelers latest reliability ride took place on two routes out into the Vale Of Belvoir, through Redmile, Long Clawson and back via Waltham on the Wolds.

The more experienced riders completed 43 miles in four different speed groups, and the less experienced group a 32-mile route.

With a cold south-westerly wind and rain in the air, good group riding was essential for a sucessful ride and all groups kept together well until the fast run back on to Gorse Lane caused a few splits as riders pushed to get back for the hot drinks and flapjack back at the HQ.

Taking part were David Crook, Joshua Gibson, Phil Gibson, Charlotte McRae, Kieron Morris, Vicky Safaris, David Allen, Dale Courtman, Kris Eyre, Tony Hardenberg, Phil Johnson, Martin Lister, Graham McAndrew, Ian Metcalfe, Dave Miller, Russell Newman, G. Taylor, James Westwood, M. Worthington, Simon cocker, Ehren Courtman, Tom Feely, Louise George, Jon Jarvis, Robert McAndrew, Carol Milne, Barry Moulder, Peter Pain, Crispin Bridges-Webb, Llewey Byrne, Tony Mendham, Martin Milne, Dave Moulds, Russell Openshaw, Darren Reed, Chris Sammler, Karl Baillie, Peter Cocker, Matthew Kingston-Lee and Martin Ludlam.

This Sunday is the fifth ride in the series over either 35- or 48-mile undulating routes via Castle Bytham.

The first group leaves Grantham Cricket Club on Gorse Lane at 9am, all welcome.

Visit www.withamwheelers.co.uk for more details