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CYCLING: Witham Wheeler Jennifer is first junior at Midlands Championships


Witham Wheeler Jennifer McAndrew finished as first junior in the Midlands Cyclo-cross Championships at RAF Cranwell.

Jennifer was was of nine Wheeler to contest the event and her result also placed her second overall in the ladies’ competition.

Other results: under-10 – 19 Jessica East (2nd girl), 23 Noah Farmer; under-12 – 28 Callum East, 29 Joshua Farmer; under-16 boys – 12 Robert McAndrew; veteran 40+: 42 Sean East, 47 John Farmer, 50 Graham McAndrew.

l Wheelers’ expected final positions in Lincs Cyclo-cross League: Senior Champs – 31 Sean East, 50 Adam Jackson, 53 Jennifer McAndrew, 61 Reece Egner, 88 David Miller, 93 Darren Reed, 99 Paul Conneely, 118 Dave Moulds, 129 Graham McAndrew, 143 John Farmer, Dan Moore 148; Youth Champs – 7 Robert McAndrew, 15 Adam Egner, 19 Elizabeth McLoughlin; Veteran Champs – 14 Sean East, 24 Darren Reed; Veteran 50+ – 13 Dave Miller, 16 Paul Conneely; Junior Champs – 6 Reece Egner; Ladies’ Champs – 1 Jennifer McAndrew, 10 Heidi Moulds; Under-12 – 13 Tazmin Brown (3rd girl), 14 Max Moore, 18 Billy Reed, 23 Mazel Brown, 31 Leo Moore, 32 Jessica East, 33 Callum East.

l Witham Wheelers enjoyed a beautiful, sunny morning for the first of the winter reliability rides.

However, the severe overnight frost meant that the planned route out on Gorse Lane towards Saltby and into the Vale of Belvoir was too dangerous for two wheels. Therefore an alternative 28-mile route was devised, out on salted roads to Corby Glen, Colsterworth and back via Buckminster, which was taken by the majority of the 32 riders present.

They split into two groups, one averaging 15mph and the other 20mph. A few riders did tackle the planned route but only the three-wheeled trikes navigated the route safely, with several of the other riders taking a tumble.

This Sunday’s ride is a rolling 40-mile route via Whissendine, with five groups planned to cater for all abilities. The first group will leave Grantham Cricket club on Gorse lane at 9.30am. All welcome.

For full details visit www.withamwheelers.co.uk


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