Steels smashes club record

Peterborough Cycling Club may be the oldest active cycling club in the world but they can certainly keep up with the times.

Thursday, 10th August 2017, 1:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:34 am
Claire Steels.

After Nick Hitchens exploits in Derbyshire when winning the Joe Summerlin Handicap 25-mile time trial, Claire Steels once again added to her cycling CV and bolstered the club’s ladies section.

Riding the Ladies National Championship 25-mile time trial at Rhigos near Swansea, Steels scorched round in a new ladies club record time of 56.44.

That saw her finish in 22nd place from a field of 98 of the fastest ladies in the country.

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In the equally prestigious men’s event the club’s second claim member Brett Harwood continued his rich vein of form by placing an impressive 14th in 47.37 - less than two minutes behind race winner Dan Bigham from Stoke.

On Saturday, Adrian McHale contested the Trent Valley 10 and in recording a personal best in really testing conditions his time of 24.44 won him the fourth handicap place.

In midweek Ian Wild and Dean Musgrove contested a very wet and windy Rockingham Speedway meeting at which only 11 riders were able to cross the finishing line with Wild fifth and Musgrove ninth.