I’ll drink to that! Boston Wheelers trio win Britvic Trophy

The Britvic team of Martin White, Earl Taylor and Adrian Marshall
The Britvic team of Martin White, Earl Taylor and Adrian Marshall

Boston Wheelers began their time-trialing season by storming to an emphatic win in the Britvic Trophy.

The Boston team were taking on rivals Alford Wheelers, and claimed victory with three riders finishing in the top four placings.

Boston’s Earl Taylor finished in first place, clocking 42 mins 33 secs.

He pipped last year’s time-trial champion and clubmate Adrian Marshall by just one second (42-34), pushing him into second spot.

Martin White clocked 44-19 to claim fourth spot, following on from a very good cyclo-cross season.

Other Boston placing’s were: 7 Darren Smith 45-23, 8 Danny Storey 45-27, 9 Dan Carr 46-46, 10 Tim Kingswood 46-50, 11 Gary Foreman 47-06, 15 Charlie Porter 49-03, 16 P. Griffiths 49-09, 20 S. Plaice 50-10, 22 M. Huskisson 50-54, 23 M. King 51-08, 25 M. Verdegaal 52-12 (second lady), 26 Pete Flint 53-13, 27 Tim Wilkinson 53-55, 29 C. Clayton 55-53, 31 S. Meade 56-29, 32 S. Price 56-50.

On Sunday, the Boston Wheelers Sport Relief 300 team were out on the latest stage of their training.

Boston to Grantham does not appear, at first sight, to be much of a training ride, but they did go via Skegness, Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Barton-on-Humber and Newark - a total of 160 miles.

With less than two weeks to go, the team are beginning to realise the enormity of their task to ride 300 miles around the county in 24 hours.

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