Cyclists out in force for event

Dave Wallwin in the new Belper Bicycle Club colours''Photo by Terry Fletcher
Dave Wallwin in the new Belper Bicycle Club colours''Photo by Terry Fletcher

Saturday saw the annual Belper Bicycle Club-hosted Mark Storer 25-mile time trial, which on the circuit from Etwall to Uttoxeter and back.

There was another good turnout for the event, despite the Tour de France starting in Leeds that same day.

The first three riders over the line were: Matthew Bottrill ( team) with a time of 46:56; Charles Taylor (South Pennine RC) who recorded a time of 48:40 and in third place Brett Harwood (Terry Wright Cycles RC) with 48:48. Matt Sinclair (Lutterworth Cycle Centre RT) took fourth place with 49:09 and in fifth was Adam Gascoigne (Team Pedal Power) with 49:33.

The first Vet 40 – 49 was Steve Irwin (Kingston Wheelers) with 49.46, while Robby Krygsman (Team Swift) took the first 50-59 Vet award with a time of 51.29. Fastest 60-plus vet was Philip Brown (Walsall Roads CC) with 53.31.

The first Lady was Karen Ledger (WCS RT) with 57:20, second lady was Clarice Chung (Twickenham CC) with 57:27 and third lady was Alex Deck with 57.34 (riding for Langsett Cycles RT).

The first Belper BC rider, and winner of the Jaguar Trophy, was David Wallwin with a time of 52.08. Belper’s Simon Parkin recorded a time of 53:21 while team-mate Mike Allen recorded 56:14 on the day.

Matthew Bottrill''Photo by Terry Fletcher

Matthew Bottrill''Photo by Terry Fletcher

A club spokesman said: “Congratulations to all the prize winners – seven riders under 50 minutes is just fantastic. A strong women’s field produced an exceptionally competitive race – 14 seconds separating the top three.

“Thanks once again to Derek and Jean Storer for sponsoring this event and to everyone who stayed behind for the presentation.

“Thanks to Sue and Roy for timekeeping duties. Lastly, thanks to all the members and friends of the club who helped out with the event.”