Ben takes time trial

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BARNESBURY Cycling Club held a ten-mile time trial recently.

Ben Lane (GS Metro) took first place from Dave Donaldson (Derwentside CC) with Mike Harris (NPCC) in third.

Lane’s time of 22 minutes nine seconds was just over a minute ahead of Donaldson, with Harris a further 1.18 behind him.

First lady finisher was Dawn Sherrin (GS Metro) in a time of 27.30.

A fancy dress competition was won by Kyle Watts (Tyneside Vags) as he competed as The Hulk.

There was also a ‘two-up’ time trial with Dawn Sherrin and Ben Lane (GS Metro) taking first place with Mark Tighe and Jane Melling (Cramlington CC) second and Tania Tucker and Roger Clarke (Tyneside Vags).

The day was marred by a force ten gale blowing on damp roads which made negotiating the roundabouts tricky on the tail wind sections.