Congratulations to Tom Brook, David Trotter & Steve Hodgson who raced into the Club records over the weekend.
It's pleasing that their record-breaking rides formed part of our Club's Open 10 on L1015, the Levens/Lindale course on Saturday evening. Tom's time of 20:08 makes him the fastest ever Lancaster Cycling Club rider over 10 miles, beating the mark of 20:24 set by Ryan Coulton in the Club 10 on the same course just a few weeks ago. Tom's ride placed him 8th of 106 finishers, and just over a minute back from winner, last-man off James Gullen of Velosure Starley Primal Pro Cycling, whose time of 19:03 was just ten seconds shy of Bradley Wiggins' event record. Not bad given it wasn't a perfect night, with the westerly wind always discernible & gusting occasionally.
David Trotter, first-man off on the night, came in 18th place with 20:48, and Steve Hodgson finished 58th in 22:22 to complete the team of three. The trio's combined time of 63 minutes & 18 seconds beats the previous team record of 64 minutes & 34 seconds by one minute & 16 seconds; this was set by John Ingham, Phil Barnes & Graham Atkinson on the same course back in 2010.
With so many LCC riders going so well of late, it'll be interesting to see whether any other Club records tumble this season.
Our open 10 was superbly organised by Ken Peasnell, & a whole team of volunteers helped make everything run smoothly - but a special shout-out to Club Secretary Tim Norton who held everything together on the night.
And if you've ever thought to yourself you might be getting a bit old for racing, amongst many outstanding rides on the night, how about Cyril Wynne's, of Stretford Wheelers CC? 10 miles in 28 minutes & 49 seconds, at 85 years young - chapeau!
To get the full official results sheet, click here.