Great time ahead of charity ride

Bourne Wheeler Anthony Gough
Bourne Wheeler Anthony Gough

BOURNE Wheelers finally raced in ideal warm, dry conditions when 20 cyclists tested themselves over the Aslackby 10 mile course last week.

Many of the 20 riders recorded season’s best time along with personal bests.

Antony Gough knocked a massive 95 seconds off his previous best with a time of 23m33s, showing that he is entering ideal form ahead of a charity ride that will see him take follow the tyre marks of Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France route.

Gough’s exceptional time was good enough for second on the day and lifted him up to second in the Be-Well league, just behind Keith Munton who was third placed on the night, again posting an impressive pb with 23.39.

Further personal bests were recorded by Cliff Hilless (26.13), Steve Collins (26.18), Colin Gilbert (26.58) and Jemma Empson (28.05), who strengthened her lead in the handicap competition, with just two rounds remaining.

Quickest rider on the night was the recently crowned club 10 champion Mark Botteley, whose rapid 22.24 was his best time in four years.

l BOURNE Wheeler Antony Gough will be rolling in the tyre marks of Bradley Wiggins and co next month when he rides a mountain stage of the Tour de France in the French Alps.

Antony will ride some of the highest and steepest climbs in Europe including the Col du Telegraphe at 1,556m, the Col du Galibier at 2,646m, and the famous Alpe d’Huez at 1,850m.

His aim is to raise at least £1,600 for Action Medical Research. To sponsor Antony, visit www.action.org.uk/sponsor/antonygough.