Wheelers course record breaker is ‘disappointed’

The Team Green members at Fulbeck.
The Team Green members at Fulbeck.

Darren Smith claimed victory in round eight of the Boston Wheelers CC 10-mile Time Trial League with a time of 23 mins 16.

However, his victory was overshadowed by a new course record of 21 mins 13 secs, set by guest rider Jeremy Hargrave, from the Fenland Road Team.

However, Jeremy described his time as ‘disappointing’.

He had hoped to clock sub-20 minutes for the first time.

Second place for the Wheelers was Martin White with a good ride of 23 mins 51 secs.

Other times were: Nick Milward 25.11, Johnathon Self 26.17, Peter Flint 26.36, Ian Scott 26.41, Helen Bartholomew 31.25 (first lady).

Private Trials: Jeremy Hargrave 21.13 (new course record), Ian Pike 22.12, I.Kocko 27.12, Dave Pike 27.19, Paul Matthews 27.33, Lauren Pike 30.32

The Wheelers competed at the Inter-Club 25-mile TT on the Donington course the following evening.

This event takes place every year between Boston Wheelers, Bourne Wheelers, Spalding CC and Sleaford CC.

Even though the Wheelers put in some very good times, they were unable to match the pace of Spalding.

Earl Taylor was crowned the club’s 25-mile champion with his personal best time of 58 mins 07 secs.

Also competing were Darren Smith (58.50), Martin White (61.12), Dan Carr (62.26), Nick Millward (65.15), Pete Flint (65.30, first handicap) and Ian Scott (67.03).

These were pretty impressive times considering most riders had raced the evening before.

Boston Wheelers’ Junior Team (pictured) showed why they are the up-and-coming cycling team in Lincolnshire with an impressive performance in the latest round of road races at Fulbeck, taking a medal in every age group.

Lewis Self, Paige Elding and Cassey Rook took bronze in the under eights, under 10s and under 12s respectively, with Sam Trotter bringing home the gold in the under 14s/16s.