September 30th, 2016

Aero event quickens the pace

Updated: 4:09 pm, May 07, 2015

STRATFORD Cycling Club run a series of evening time trials, some of which are called ‘Roadmans’ events when competitors race on traditional racing bikes, but occasionally the event is labelled an ‘Aero’ event when competitors bring out bikes that look rather different, with many different frame styles and especially longer extended handlebar set-ups that allow them to ride in a streamlined aero position to cut down wind resistance.

These bikes are for the specialists but the results are definitely faster as seen by the results in this event.

The second aero race on the Long Marston K25/10 LM saw the return of Nick Green to Stratford Cycling Club who posted a club record with 22.12, just beating Mick Stallard who finished second with 22.13.

Keir Lewis finished third and again claimed another junior course record with 23:13. Pete Ward was fourth with 23:18, closely followed by Robin Corder (23.30) and Martin Millington (23.41).

Other times: Johann Breytenbach 23.59; James Fidoe 24.07; Alan Coley-Smith 24.09; Carl M Taylor 24.09; Adrian Osborn 24.09; Tom Heenan 24.39; Nigel Jones 25.03; Keith Walton 25.31; Lloyd Walton 25.31; Alex Macrae 25.41; Chris Huxley 25.54; Alison Bagnall 25.56; Paul Freeman 26.09; Charlie Edmonds 26.36; James Bean 27.33; Teresa Lewis 28.39; Peter Mills-Baker 29.10; Ashley Mason 29.23; Lisa Davies 30.59; Nicholas Gardner 31.16.

Second claim riders also had a good night as Tony Kiss (Performance Cycles, 21.44) broke the course record, followed by Ian Heming (Echelon-Rotor, 22.03), Thomas Lane (NFTO, 25.25) and Phil Groom (SAC, 26.54).

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