CYCLING: Egner is best Witham Wheeler in Lincs League road race

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Witham Wheelers promoted the fifth race of this year’s Lincs League road race series last Wednesday evening.

The course used was the regular, testing 11.5-mile circuit through Hungerton, Saltby, Sproxton, Skillington and Ponton Heath. The weather was good for racing, dry and with only a gentle breeze.

The Wheelers had good representation in the race and the handicap groups all raced hard with a lively pace throughout.

Group One were caught by the fast moving second group on lap two, with Gary Rand, Dave Moulds and Crispin Bridges-Webb working well.

Groups Three and Four also came together during the second lap, with Reece Egner, John Farmer and Peter Barnes playing an active role, as well as Llewellyn Byrne. Harry Browning, riding for Pedal Pushers, was also in the action.

On the last lap, all the groups came together and as the race approached the hill for the final time the pace was hotting up as the fast boys positioned themselves for the sprint to the finish.

It was fast and furious as they approached the line with George Thompson (Sleaford Wheelers) finishing ahead of the bunch. Browning was sixth and the best placed Witham Wheeler was their youngest rider, Reece Egner, who came in 10th. Not far behind were Rands and Moulds, followed by Bridges-Webb.