CYCLING: Four-hour race


Rugby RCC’s annual

4-hour time trial

Phil Scott was a worthy winner in difficult conditions on Sunday, with strong westerly winds throughout. With only 17 riders the entry was disappointing.

With Craig McKee retiring early with a dead leg, the result was between the top four riders and needed all the calculations. Unluckiest rider was guest entry Simon Wix of Evesham Wheelers, who was on course for an excellent distance until he punctured with 25 minutes to go.

Without the puncture he would have covered 92 miles.

There were good performances from 14-year-old Ryan Kenworthy, edged out on this occasion by his dad by less than half a mile, and from Ray Dyke who managed more than 80 miles despite having to mend a puncture.

David Newton’s third place was sufficient to give him the title of the season’s best all-rounder, based on his speeds achieved in 10 and 25 mile club events, and in the 4-hour.

Total Distance (miles):

1 Phil Scott 87.925, 2 Adrian Tayles 87.250, 3 David Newton 85.533, 4 Matthew Plant 85.115, 5 Ray Dyke 80.836, 6 Matt Jones 79.851, 7 Victoria Plant 78.357, 8 Richard Kenworthy 75.091, 9 Ryan Kenworthy 74.625, 10 Lawrence Webster 72.750, 11 Dave Pettifor 70.069, 12 Angus Gordon 69.786, 13 Mike Bloom 69.123, 14 Chris Lodge 65.500, 15= Craig McKee & Patrick Weir 52.875.

Private entry: Simon Wix (Evesham Wheelers) 82.875

Handicap: Angus Gordon 96.32

Vet on Standard: David Newton +8.438 miles

n The oldest rider entered into the Banbury Star 25-mile time trial on Sunday morning was John Dixson, 73 of Team Echelon Rotor.

He clocked 1-02.22 on a tough course and morning at Princethorpe.

n Vince Jenkins, who rides for Leisure Lakes, won first prize in the Vets on Standard for the third year in succession at the VC Sevale 10 mile Time Trial held at Severn Stoke near Worcester.

His 24.28 over an up and down village course Vince was just over eight minutes better than his standard time for his age.

n Team Jewson MI Racing International triathlete Samantha Anderson, continued her brilliant run of form over the weekend with victory in the Three Spires Triathlon at Lichfield.

The Rugby Triathlon Club member won by over 4 minutes. This follows her victory the week before in the Forest of Dean Durathlon.