Bourne’s Burrill shows real promise at BDCA time trial
Bourne’s Jason Burrill is a burgeoning time trial talent who can use his speed in both track racing and road racing and on Saturday in what was only his second ever 25 mile test Burrill clocked an outstanding 54:06 an average speed of 27.7 mph.
The hotly contested race in Derbyshire the BDCA 25 was won as expected by the favourite Matt Bottrill with Terry Wright Cycles rider Brett Harwood from Market Deeping in second place breathing down his neck with both riders recording 47-28 and 49-25 respectively. However Peterborough Cyling Club’s member Burrill’s ride was an outstanding effort considering that he was delayed by a red light
On the Saturday in the N & DCA 17.5 mile time trial, 100 riders contested this event in Middleton on the road race circuit and in very blustery conditions. Steve Wood from Deeping and Paul Pardoe from Peterborough recorded times of 42:42 and 47:13 against the winning time of 41:46.
The next day Sunday Wood led the Qualitetch/Alston Country Homes sponsored road team in the 55 mile ERRL “Fleche” Welwyn race near Welwyn Garden City. Poor Matt Garfield’s race was over in the first two miles when he rode into an unmarked pothole dumping him on the tarmac and having to have first aid but fortunately we don’t think he was seriously hurt. The other club riders were James Boardley and Gareth Smith who both finished but out of contention for any placings and Steve pulled out with two laps to go after another wind buffeting experience.
Nicholas Hitchens, another Deeping based member, contested the Beds Road 25 at Tempsford on Sunday finishing in 15th place from the 70 starters in a time just outside the magic hour of 1”00’36 on a very cold morning with a chilly cross wind not helping.
The club’s Summer League at Helpston kicked off on Thursday with Dave Sargent winning in 23”50 from the 15 starters with Annette Wyld the leading lady in 31”52.
Finally the club’s resident professional Steve Lampier riding for his Raleigh GAC trade team contested the two -ay Tour of the Reservoir in Northumberland. Continuing his run of form Lampier finished second on stage one to Erik Rowsall, whose sister Jo is the Olympic Track Champion and won the ladies stage the next day. Snow and high winds shortened stage two but no result was available at press time.