First road race win for veteran Wheeler Dave
PROVING you should never say never, veteran Mac Wheeler Dave Higham, who has several time trial successes to his credit in a racing career that spans nearly five decades, won his first-ever road race in the LVRC event at the Darley Moor motor racing circuit, near Ashbourne.
This is a tight and technical circuit, with a couple of chicanes and a 180 degree bend, made more difficult by its exposure to the wind.
Higham was in a two-man breakaway, which formed just after half-distance. Working well together, the two held off the chasing bunch and Higham won the uphill sprint by a couple of lengths.
Chris Quin has been having his best season for some years and his good form continued when he rode the High On Bikes road race at Clieves Hill, near Ormskirk.
Wearing the new club jersey in competition for the first time, Quin was in a break of nine that went clear after two laps and built a lead of two minutes by the last lap.
Quin attacked around the back of the circuit and was joined by two other riders as they approached the finish with a 15-second advantage.
In the final uphill sprint, Quin took an excellent second place.
The season-long Club 10 Championship came to an end recently, with Mike Stretch winning the final event in a time of 23.00, ahead of Mark Halloway (23.39) and Dave Hughes (24.01).
Although he did not ride the final event, Will Kershaw won both the overall scratch and handicap competitions.
In the scratch competition, he scored a perfect 140 points, beating Dave Hughes (133) and Oliver Johnstone (125).
In the handicap section, his 123 points were too good for Paul Fenton (118) and Nigel Bird (114).
●● Chris Quin continued his good form in the High On Bikes road race