Lincoln Wheelers (Charity)

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  • Date: 07-Aug-21
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: C10/28
  • Closing Date: 27-Jul-21 23:59
  • Categories:
    • Juvenile
    • Junior
    • Espoir
    • Senior
    • Veteran
    • Para

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Thomas and Lait come out on top in the Lincoln Wheelers 10

  • Published: 08 Aug 21
  • Written By: Snowdon Sports
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Andy Thomas (Lindsey Roads Cycling Club) rode to victory in the Lincoln Wheelers charity 10-mile time trial, while Lisa Jane Lait (Peterborough CC) claimed top spot in the women’s event.

Veteran Thomas from Grimsby clocked a time of 21:03 and was closely followed by the second placed rider who was just 23 seconds off the pace on the C10/28 course near Ingham Top.

Second place went to Karl Baillie (Witham Wheelers) who clocked in at 21:26, followed by Chris Ward (Spalding CC) who took the final spot on the podium, finishing the course in 21:37.

Thomas had only finished on the podium once in open time trialling prior to this event when he finished third in the Witham Wheelers 25 in July. This was his first win of the season after finishing 12th on his last ride out.

In the women’s event it was 50-year-old Lisa Jane Lait from Peterborough that was victorious, she finished the course in 26:31.

Elaine Simpson (Sherwood CC) was chasing behind, she managed a second placed finish as she clocked in at 27:08 ahead of third placed Lauren Pike (Lincoln Wheelers) who claimed the final spot on the podium with a time of 28:36.

Lait narrowly missed out on the podium in her last event, finishing fourth. Prior to this event she had only finished on the podium one time, that was on 3rd July where she achieved a second place finish in the Northampton and District CA 11.2.

Baillie who finished second in the men’s event finished carried the momentum of his last result into this event, he was on the podium in his most recent outing, finishing third in the Witham Wheelers 10 in June. For Ward it was his first podium finish of the season, having previously finished as high as fourth, which came at the beginning of June.

As for the women, Simpson is still yet to finish off the podium this season, having already had a win and third placed finish to her name. Pike’s most recent podium finish was a third that came in the Wisbech Wheelers 25 in June.

Finishing sixth fastest overall, Samuel Howes (Sleaford Wheelers) was the quickest junior rider of the event, as the national youth championships were also being held. He completed the course in 22:18.

The charity event raised £500 which will be split between Myeloma UK and Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.

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