A RECORD turnout of 44 riders tackled a rolling course out to Whissendine and back in Witham Wheelers’ 40-mile reliability ride on Sunday.
All riders were well catered for in four ability-related groups, and a few route finding difficulties and frosty conditions could not deter riders from completing the course at their respective target average speeds.
Riders and average speeds (mph): Chris Crawford DNF Eleanor Crawford DNF John Hill 11.5 Christine Hill 11.5 Adrian Hill 12.4 Jan Waring 11.9 Chris West 11.9 Chris Anderson 15.4 Peter Brookes 15.0 Harry Browning 15.4 Ian Clark 15.4 John Clifton 15.4 Neil Curling 15.1 Wayne Dakin 15.1 Robert Duckett-Smith 15.4 Mick Egner 15.0 Reece Egner 15.0 Robert Head 15.4 Dave Herd 15.2 David Hoskins 15.4 Martin Lister 15.4 Martin Milne 16.3 Caroline Milne 15.9 Dave Moulds 15.3 Matt Pennifold 15.3 Steve Pullinger 15.1 Bill Wilson 15.3 Karl Baillie 16.4 Clive Baillie 16.4 Peter Barnes 16.4 Simon Cocker 16.4 Robert Johnson 16.7 Kim Paxton DNF Peter Pain 16.4 Robert Warner 15.9 Phil Atherton 18.3 Peter Cocker 18.3 Jim Coleman 20.4 Paul Conneely 18.3 Phil Etches 18.3 Tony Mendham 18.3 John Pygott 16.4 Chris Sammler 18.3 Ross Tomblin 17.9.
l A slightly shorter 35-mile route taking in the hills of the Vale of Belvoir out to Long Clawson and back begins at Grantham Cricket Club, in Gorse Lane, on Sunday. The slowest group will leave at 9.30am. Entry fee is £2 with tea and cake for all finishers.