Peak performance for Sportiv Cowan

Asa Elkington.
Asa Elkington.

BOSTON Wheelers CC are not all about racing around the countryside.

Members do take part in other cycling activities.

That was in evidence as Sam Cowan took part in the Tour of the Peaks Sportiv.

Sportivs are challenging rides and not races.

The Tour of the Peaks starts and finishes in Chapel-en-le-Frith in Derbyshire.

It is 100km long and climbs 6,700 feet across three of Britain’s most iconic climbs, the Cat and Fiddle, Winnats Pass and Holme Moss.

Despite competing on the hottest day of the year to date, Sam clocked a good time of 4 hrs 31 mins.

The good weather that has been experienced so far this year disappeared for round five of the 10 League last Tuesday.

The rain did not prevent Asa Elkington storming to his first win in the series since round one.

Considering the conditions there were some very creditable times.

Results: 1 Asa Elkington 23.35, Martin White 24.36, Dan Carr 24.52, Simon Plaice 25.28, Ian Scott 25.36, Pete Flint 27.00, Richard Leggate 28.31.

Private trials: Ryan Thomas 25.56 (Alford Wheelers), Brendan Thomas 26.24 (Alford Wheelers), Earl Taylor 26.29 (Yello Velo).