Newton pips Hastie over 25 miles

Rugby RCC

Course: K10/25A - Frankton 25.

In our third 25-mile time trial of the season it was a win for David Newton putting Tim Hastie this time into second place. The course was the 2-lap course with its notorious climb out of Princethorpe. Once again the weather played its part, with rain falling continuously shortly after the start. The fastest time of the evening was set by private entry Hywel Davies making his first appearance of the season. The standout performance of the evening came from 15 year old Ryan Kenworthy who recorded 1-02-16 for 9th place and first place in the handicap. Tim Hastie retains his lead in the points table, with Gary Howes maintaining his improvement and pulling further ahead in the handicap competition.

Results: David Newton 56-25, Tim Hastie 56-31, Craig McKee 57-45, Richard Bray 59-27, Mike McCann 1-0-09, Matt Jones 1-0-23, Phil Scott 1-0-33, Peter Belfield 1-1-11, Ryan Kenworthy 1-2-16, David Kimberley 1-3-02, Ray Dyke 1-3-17, Martin Orrill 1-3-37, Gary Howes 1-3-54, Marina Bloom 1-4-37, Tamara Hardman 1-5-35, Simon Brand 1-6-07, Peter Timmins 1-6-23, Keith Hirons 1-6-57, Mark Harris 1-7-33, Dave Gunby 1-8-46, Richard Kenworthy 1-8-52, Simon Bayliss 1-9-13, Stephen Guild 1-10-35, Mark Simpson 1-12-35, Rob Robson 1-13-07, Mike Bloom 1-13-47, Chris Lodge 1-14-31, Jane Needham 1-16-38, Kirstie Nichols 1-18-20, Kate Vanloo 1-23-00, Naomi Leugs 1-23-48, Colette Marshall 1-30-11.

Club Handicap: Ryan Kenworthy 50-31, Tamara Hardman 50-35, Stephen Guild 51-05.

Tandem: R Elsdon/Colin Stiles 1-4-38.

Private entries: Hywel Davies 55-57, Gavin Stevens 1-7-13, Simon Bull 1-23-33.

On Sunday five riders from Rugby RCC rode the Bromsgrove Olympic ten-mile time trial on the k33/10d course Tim Hastie did 21min 58s for 5th place Matt Plant did 23min 3s for 15th M Jones did 23mins 17s Dave Kimberly did 24mins 7s Victoria Plant did 25mins 21s and was 2nd lady

Well done to all five.

Also on Sunday Marina Bloom rode the National 100-mile Team time trial Championship. Her team won the event and gold medals.

n Team Jewson-MI Racing-Thule has won yet another British Cycling Championship – their 25th since January 2011.

This time it was one of their oldest and longest-serving members - former pro Derrick Woodings.

Back in the 1960s Woodings was twice British 100-mile time trial champion, and later turned Professional joining Mick Ives’s very powerful “Bantel Team”—they rode in the same team for 8 years, inc riding the Tour of Luxemburg, against the Worlds top Pro’s, and during his Professional career Woodings won 8 Professional Road Races.---12 yrs ago, Derrick started racing again, and for the past 10 seasons has ridden along side his former team mate ,Ives as part of the powerfull --M.I.Race Team, winning many British Championships en route.—only 2 weeks ago Ives finished 3rd and Woodings 4th in the British Veterans Road Race Championships--

Last week Woodings showed he has lost none of his competitive edge, or his speed when the 72 yr old rider won the British Cycling Federations 10km Scratch Track National Championship, and was 3rd in the 3km Individual Pursuit and 4th in the 10 km Points Race , --held at the Velodrome in Manchester---- what is more remarkable is that Woodings better know as a Road Race rider was competing against Track racing specialists, and still beating them,

n Entries close this week for the LVRC Jewson National Handicap Road Race Championships, Organised by Team Jewson MI Racing-Thule to be held on the Napton circuit on Sunday July 22. The 50-mile handicap race will see Britain’s top veterans battle it out over a tough course.

Contact organiser—Martin Hackley. Email: mvh@ .