Lampier rides home second

Brett Harwood in action.
Brett Harwood in action.
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It was a busy holiday weekend for Peterborough Cycling Club with riders competing at both road racing and time trialling.

Dave Hulatt and Dafydd Houston rode the Salesengine.com 10 mile TT and Hulatt finished with a time of 23:22 for 41st place with Houston just four seconds slower in 44th place from an 80-man field.

Steve Wood posted a time of 23:28 for 25th place in the Sleaford Wheelers 10 mile Charity event with team-mate Graham Wright clocking 24:58 for 44th place from a field of 130 riders.

On Sunday, Gareth Smith rode the inaugural Chelmer road challenge on a course based around Roxwell and finished in the top 20 but just outside the ranking points.

On the same day over at Castle Bytham in an event promoted by Bourne Wheelers, the club’s more experienced riders - Steve Wood and Jason Burrill sponsored by Qualitetch & Alston Country Homes - contested the 55-mile event run at an average speed of some 26 mph! Though featuring in most of the moves neither rider could contest the mass gallop for placings.

The club’s resident professional rider Steve Lampier, riding for his trade sponsored Raleigh GAC team, finished an excellent second in the Chorley GP in front of a massive crowd thus continuing his excellent run of form.

The club’s other notable second claim member, Brett Harwood riding for his Terry Wright Cycles team, contested the National Classic series on Good Friday and finished an excellent third in the 31-mile race run in continuous rain and on a very testing course including the iconic Axe Edge climb which saw riders clocking 50 mph on the descent.