CYCLING: Grantham’s are fastest youngsters in charity race

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Witham Wheelers brothers Reece and Adam Egner were the swiftest young riders in Saturday’s Sleaford Wheelers Charity 10-mile time trial.

Reece was the quickest junior in 22min 20sec, a personal best time that placed him 11th overall, while Adam recorded 25:35 two win first place in the juvenile category.

They were among 22 Witham Wheelers in the 121-rider field that tackled the Sleaford-Osbournby course on the A15.

Conditions were cool but fortunately the winds of earlier in the week were absent, with a only a light northerly breeze assisting the riders on the way out but not significantly hindering on the return leg.

Fastest Witham Wheeler on the day and ninth overall was John Pilgrim in 22:15. Alistair Golby was third fastest club rider and also second junior overall: Robert McAndrew (26:22) was second in the juvenile category and his sister Jennifer (Team Jadan) was second lady and fourth junior in 26:12.

The event was won by Ian Guilor of Mapperley CC in a time of 21:34.

Other Wheelers results: Gary Symons 22:58, Richard Yates 23:35, Patrick Cutmore 24:18, Michael Egner 24:37, Martin Milne 24:39, Llewey Byrne 25:16, Simon Cocker 25:19, James Westwood 25:25, Adam Jackson 25:31, Maciej Rakowski 25:32, Anthony Hardenberg 25:41, Michael Smalley 25:47, Graham McAndrew 26:02, Martin Lister 26:41, Paul Fairey 26:47, Carol Milne 27:50, David Herd 28:05, John Scott 29:54; other local riders – Karl Baillie (HMT Academy) 22:33, Neil Sentence (PedalPushers) 25:15, Kim Paxton (Pedal Pushers) 27:25, Neil Dowsett (Sleaford Tri) 25:17.