Peter shows his potential

IDEAL weather conditions prevailed for the latest round of the Alford Wheelers 10 mile handicap league, which was held on the Bilsby to Sutton-on-Sea road with 29 riders taking part.

The conditions were so good, nine personal best times were recorded.

Top rider was 16-year-old Peter Rothery, who covered the 10 miles in 23mins 39secs, with a tie for second place between Mark Hill and Eddie Kaye in 23mins 56secs.

Other top 10 placings were: fourth, Mick Pell 24-10; fifth, Phil Heyes 24-26; sixth, Simon Needham 24-29; seventh, Nick Cooper 25-18; eighth, Peter Page 25-27; ninth, John Needham 25-32; tenth, Mark Bembridge (in his first ever time trial) 26-01.

In the schoolboys’ event, the winner was Aaron Rowley in 28-04, with Eddie Keyes runner-up in 28-59, and Anthony Wadsley third in 34-05.

The handicap section was won by Phil Boswell 26-44 (allowance 7-10) net 19-34; second, Mick Pell 24-10 (allowance 3-51) net 20-19; third, Peter Rothery 23-39 (allowance 3-10) net 20-29.

At the weekend, Alford Wheelers had a team of four riders in the Scunthorpe Road Club 25 mile event, on the A180 between Grimsby and the motorway junction at Barnetby Top.

It proved to be a worthwhile trip, with Peter Rothery winning the junior award with 1hr 4mins 16secs, and the seniors, Craig Lamb 1-00-10, Eddie Kaye 1-01-27, and Mick Pell 1-02-53, taking the team prize.