Earl has a week to celebrate

Earl Taylor and Dan Carr.
Earl Taylor and Dan Carr.

Round two of the Boston Wheelers’ 10-mile Time Trial series saw defending champion Adrian ‘the Machine’ Marshall go-head-to-head with Earl Taylor.

And it was Taylor - the winner of this year’s first round - who came out on top, clocking a personal best 23 mins 23 secs to beat his rival by 11 secs.

A record 20 riders competed in the round, with a further six best times being claimed.

Results: E. Taylor (23-23), A. Marshall (23-34), D. Smith (24-08), M. White (24-40), D. Carr (24-42), N. Chapman (25-05), A. Wheeler (25-32), S. Plaice (25-53), S. Gowling (26-14), M. Verdegaal (27-09, 1st lady), N. Coles (27-14), J. Self (27-26), S. Francis (27-40), J. Ellis (27-55, 2nd lady), S. Crunkhorn (29-33), P. Winrow (30-20), S. Trotter (34-09).

Earl Taylor and Dan Carr have begun to move up the field in the Thursday night Rockingham Raceway circuit races, held at Corby.

Dan finished in the bunch this week while Earl managed fifth place (1st Cat 3 rider).

The Earl Taylor show had its third act on Saturday in the Lincs Road Racing Association 10-mile TT hosted bt Skegness Wheelers, where he set a second personal best of the week, finishing in 22 mins 51 secs.

Not to be outdone by the men, Maddy Verdegaal showed why she is so highly-rated by British Cycling with an amazing third place in the women’s category 3/4 race at the DARE2B Thoresby Cycle Festival, near Newark.

The British Cycling points obtained move Maddy to a Category 3 Rider in her first year as a cyclist.

Last week the Wheelers’ Go-Ride celebrated its first birthday.

Now up to 40 young riders are enjoying their introduction to cycling on Saturday mornings.

Boston Wheelers are hosting a special Go-Ride Racing event on Saturday at the Princess Royal Sports Arena, from 10am.

This event is for anyone with a bike aged 14 years or under.