Wheelers prove their dominance

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BOURNE Wheeler Keith Munton is close to sealing top-spot in the Hereward League after another week dominated by the club’s riders.

Keith recorded another personal best when he finished fifth with a time of 25:41 in the third round, hosted by the Fenland Clarion last week.

His riding has been consistent throughout the series and with only the final round remaining, hosted by Spalding Cycling Club, the lowest position that Keith can achieve overall is second.

The only rider who can still steal top spot now is fellow Bourne Wheeler, Sian Botteley but she would have to at least finish in the top three at Spalding.

But it was Bourne’s youth section that dominated the night’s racing.

Campbell Pollock, courtesy of a new personal best of 28:58, took the individual honours, just ahead of Tim James whose 29:40, another personal best, saw him finish 12 secs behind Campbell on handicap, which will determine the overall winner.

Sian’s 28:19, yet another personal best, was enough for eighth the night.

Other Bourne times were: Robin Day 26:45 (9th); Mark Botteley 23:14 (15th); Martin Rolbin 26:53 (28th); Aaron Bateman 33:35pb (35th); Gerald Bone 28:10 (36th); Ali Slater 22:29 (46th) and Colin Gilbert 30:23 (49th)

l FATHER and daughter pairing Mark and Sian Botteley rode the Spalding CC 17 mile time trial as a 2up on Tuesday night.

They recorded a time of 43:31, which placed them 7th out of the 23 starters.

l BOURNE rider Ali Slater will be among the favourites to win the National Junior Road Race Championship at County Durham this weekend.

The race is over a tough 74 mile course and Ali will be up against the best riders in the country but as the current series leader he will be one of the riders to look out for.

He sharpened his form for the big day with a solid 10th at the latest round of the league at Curborough in an hour-long circuit race - a result which leaves him with a commanding lead in the series.

Bourne’s other rider at Curborough, Sian Botteley crashed out halfway through when well placed.

l YOUTH rider Campbell Pollock recorded his best ride as a Bourne Wheeler in the seventh round of the club’s 10 mile time trial series on Wednesday evening.

Over a shortened circuit of 8.5 miles, he recorded a time of 23:52, to finish second overall and winner of the handicap competition.

The fastest was Keith Munton with 22:31. Martin Rolbin made up the podium with a time of 24:07. Other times were Gerald Bone finishing in 25.06, Colin Gilbert 27.04, Jason Taylor 23.23, Donald Pollock 26.01 and John Summerfield 27.32.