Pardoe rides well for a top 10 finish

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Paul Pardoe was Peterborough Cycling Club’s best performer in a mixed weekend of racing.

He contested the Northants & District CA 10-mile time trial and clocked 23:44 to finish only 39 seconds down on the winner Welland Valley’s Matt Plews.

Pardoe’s excellent time gained him a ninth place finish.

On Sunday it was the turn of Dave Hulatt to catch the eye in the Bossard Wheelers 10 at Brogborough in Bedfordshire.

Hulatt’s time of 23:19 saw him placed in the top 30.

On the road, the Qualitetch/Alston Country Homes duo of Gareth Smith and Seb Ward contested a criteriums on the newly developed Lee Valley Velopark.

In a race run off at an average speed of 26mph, Ward was unlucky to be stopped by a crash that resulted in him being withdrawn by the race referee but fortunately he was not hurt.

Smith missed the crash and though soaked by a downpour with just five laps to go he finished just outside the points.

At the same time in Harby the trio of Steve Wood, Jason Burrill and Andy Cartledge were scheduled to contest the four-stage two-day Fin del Verano but the race was suddenly cancelled as it clashed with a horse event using the same public roads.

The club’s resident professional, Bourne-based Steve Lampier, riding for his Raleigh GAC team, contested the 173km Tour of Wiltshire that started and finished in Salisbury.

Lampier was placed 16th but still retains the overall lead in the National Series.

Tonight (Thursday) sees the Hereward Series 10 take place at Helpston featuring riders from Peterborough CC, Fenland Clarion, Spalding CC and Bourne Wheelers.

And then on Saturday (May 17) at Sawtry, five ladies and 13 men from Peterborough CC feature in a field of 85 riders contesting the Alston Country Homes 10.