Flying Green beats Wheelers’ club record
Cyclist Matt Green’s fantastic end of season form saw him follow up victories in the Bourne Wheelers five mile and Two-Up time trial championships, by breaking the five-year-old club record for 10 miles.
Green posted a super fast 20 minutes 42 seconds to take the record from now professional rider Alistair Slater, who rode a 20:59 at the National Junior Championships in 2010.
Five Bourne Wheelers made the two hour trip north to represent the club in a strong field of 145 riders and take on the notoriously quick course near Goole at the race organised by Team Swift.
Green’s record breaking ride was good enough for 14th place overall and he also took second in his Group Category.
Antony Gough took nearly two minutes off his personal best to come home 23rd overall, just ten seconds behind Green in 20:52, enough to win his Group Category.
Keith Munton finished 64th in 21:51 for another personal best, whilst Cliff Hilless (72nd in 22:07) and Simon Ayliff (111th in 23:23) also beat their best ever times for the 10 mile event.
To complete a successful day for the club, Green, Gough and Munton also won the team prize, based on the three fastest rides for each club, to just edge out Team Swift on their home turf.
Other Bourne based riders taking part included Jason Burrill (Peterborough CC) who was 4th overall in 19:48 and Mike Smalley (Witham Wheelers) 61st in 21:45.