Steels smashes club record

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - WORLD OF SPORT -

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

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.

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.

Claire Steels.

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