HARD work paid off for Joseph Wood as he claimed victory in the A5 Rangers Cycling Club 25-mile cycling time trial.
His time of 1.03.34hrs was just 34 seconds better than runner up Ian Ellis with Ian Mead in third in a time of 1.04.47.
Conditions were favourable, for once, on the undulating course that takes in Litchborough, Maidford, Adstone, Canons Ashby and Moreton Pinkney.
Racing for the first time at this distance and acquitting themselves well were Rob Griffin, 1.10.57hrs, and Ben Jones, 1.17.55.
Other times were as follows: Derek Moyle 1.12.14, Murray Kirton 1.13.18, Trevor Parrish 1.13.22, Mick Holliday 1.14.56, Dave Stockley 1.18.50, Pete Semler 1.18.55, Andrew Overton 1.28.21. Guest riders’ times: Matthew Wootton (Team MK) 1.06.33, Claire Sadler (Baines Racing) 1.07.54, Mike McGillion (Rugby RCC) 1.13.34.
Meanwhile, Rhona Grant, the youngest female member of the Club, has been selected to carry the Olympic Torch in July.
Rhona was successfully nominated by her school due to her successes at racing both on foot and on the bike. On Monday, July 2, she will carry the Torch through Dingley near Market Harborough.