A5 look to follow in Britain’s golden footsteps

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FOLLOWING the golden success of British cyclists at London 2012, the A5 Rangers Cycling Club had an impressive turn-out for their 10-mile time-trial.

In all, 23 members and guests turned up to tackle the undulating ten-mile Greens Norton-Litchborough-Maidford-Blakesley circuit.

The winner was Kevin Hardwick from Wellingborough-based 45 Road Club in a time of 24.32 minutes with Stuart Wright six seconds back.

In third was Rangers’ star man, Ian Mead, in a time of 24.53.

Of the three juniors taking part, Harry Warner was the fastest having recorded 28.16.

A number of riders also took part as guests while a total of five local clubs were involved.

Other riders times were as follows: Ian Ellis (A5) 25.05, Alastair Shed (45 Road Club) 25.09, Aaron Westgarth (Kingscliffe Flyers) 26.19, Andy Ilsley (Baines Racing) 26.32, Chris Mason (A5) 27.03, Dave Nichols (Guest) 27.39, Luke Thomas (A5) 27.47, Murray Kirton (A5) 28.13, Trevor Parrish (A5) 28.28, Mike McGillion (A5) 28.52, Nick Lawther (A5) 29.00, Derek Moyle (A5) 29.25, Martin Smith (A5) 29.44, Dave Stockley (A5) 30.05, Harry Southgate (Guest) 31.45, Keith Gelder (A5) 34.24, Sue Holliday (A5) 36.35, Liam Barbour (A5) 36.45.

The club are still appealing for people to join them for their Come and Try It five-mile time-trials in August.

With Britain dominating events in London, A5 Rangers are keen to unearth the next set of talented young riders.

The events are open to everyone and they are an ideal introduction to anyone wishing to emulate the success of the 2012 British Olympic team.

For more information, contact Ian Ellis on 07825 094727.