Botteley bags maiden win

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MARK Botteley claimed his first win of the year with a season’s best time in the sixth round of the Be-Well League at Greatford.

The former Bourne Wheelers’ club champion clocked 25.29, 11 second ahead of Keith Munton who was second for the fifth time this year despite a heavy crash at the finish line.

Just seven seconds further adrift, in third place, was Bart Kieres.

The first female rider to cross the finish line, with yet another personal best, was Jemma Empson in 30.44, while the handicap prize went to Colin Gilbert with a time of 29.38.

Just behind were Neil Chamberlain and Adam Botteley whose 30.06 and 30.55 placed them second and third on the night.

In a competitive youth catergory, Campbell Pollock again won with 26.40, and once again Tim James had to settle for runners-up spot with 27.49. Aaron Bateman was third posting a 30.25 time.

Other times: Phil Galpin 27.11; Steve Collins 27.46; Cliff Hilless 28.12; Gerald Bone 28.22; Simon Ayliff 28.24; Martin Rolbin 29.14; Maddie Gammons 32.27; Damion Rutterford 36.38; Joseph Collins 36.42.

Non-club members times: Louise Day and Andy Barnard (tandem) 24.29; Gabby Day 26.21; Jim Burrell 28.00; Pat Liddell 28.33; Sam Gandy 29.25; Mike Smally 29.32 and Stuart Burgess 29.46.

l LAST weekend saw the Bourne Wheelers youth road race team competed in the “Pennies in the park” circuit races at Thoresby Hall near Newark.

On a mixed afternoon for the club, Tim James had the best result, taking second in the U14 boys race.

Maddie Gammons took second in the girls U14s.

Aaron Bateman won a bunch sprint for sixth place in the U14s, with Adam Botteley just behind in seventh.

The club’s two form riders Campbell Pollock and Sian Botteley both crashed while in winning positions and fell back to fourth U16 boy and girl respectively.