Press Report 25th August 2014
Gareth Pymm & Ian King
Gareth Pymm was the first Coalville Wheeler in Wednesday evening’s race, a seven mile time trial around the Belton circuit, recording 15.50. Rob Stephenson’s time of 16.18 brought him home in second place and Mark Cooper was third in 16.31. Andy Reed was fourth in 16.50, James Flahey fifth in 17.01 and Mark Russell sixth in 17.06. Steve Heggs recorded 17.26, Mark Morgan 18.07, Jason Feltus 18.33, Nev Bray 19.12, Colin Howson 19.51, and Tony Pickance 21.01. Fastest of the second claim/guest riders was Pete Nichols in 15.46 with Chris Garner second in 16.43 and Matt Hogsden third in 17.05. The points competition is close with Rob Stephenson leading on 316, Gareth Pymm second with 314 and Andy Reed third on 304. Steve Heggs leads the points handicap with 321 from Rob Stevenson second on 281 and Gareth Pymm third on 261. Bradley Symonds leads the guest points men’s competition and Laura Owen the womens.
Rob Stephenson & Mark Russell
Friday evening’s racing has now ended for the season and the winner of the Friday points competition is Andy Reed with 279 from Colin Howson in second with 233 and James Flahey third on 227. Rosie Dear is first in the women’s points competition.
On Saturday four Wheelers raced in the Leicester Forest C.C. open ten miles time trial on the Six Hills. Neil Taylor was the fastest Wheeler with a time of 22.44, James Flahey rode a personal best 23.15, Ryan Ballard finished in 24.14, and Colin Howson 26.59.
Matt Sinclair and former world pursuit champion Colin Sturgess
On Bank Holiday Monday Coalville Wheelers staged the “Grand Prix de Gentlemen” on open 2 up 30 km team time trial in which one of the two team members had to be over forty years of age. The race, two laps of the Breedon circuit was won by Matt Sinclair and former world pursuit champion Colin Sturgess riding for team Lutterworth Cycle Centre, in a time of 41.46. In second place were Shaun Eden and David Ellis of Mapperley C.C. in 43.00 with a team of Wheeler’s Gareth Pymm and Long Eaton C.C.’s Ian King just three seconds behind in 43.03. Pymm and King came second in the time standard competition which was also won by Sinclair and Sturgess. A Wheeler’s team of Mark Russell and Rob Stephenson finished in sixth place in 45.31, Andy Reed was teamed up with Chris Garner (Team MG Décor) and recorded 47.01, and Nev Bray and Andy Leach finished in 53.01.
The final time trial in the Wednesday evening’s series will be held on 3rd September from the new clubhouse in Griffydam and will be a four mile team time trial followed by a ploughman’s supper. On 7th September Coalville Wheelers will be staging a round of the National Ladies road race series, 60 miles of the Breedon circuit.