Wheeler Tim takes podium place

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Bourne Wheelers produced a brilliant team performance on a twisty and technically demanding circuit in the latest round of the Lincolnshire Cyclo-Cross Series on Sunday.

The club fielded three team at the Spalding round, entering their largest number of riders this season with Tim James taking a podium place for Bourne.

Tim rode in the first race of the day - the U16s - and took second spot in the 30 minute race despite battling with mechanical difficulties.

Next to cross the line for the Wheelers was Campbell Pollock who was just over a minute behind Tim in fifth. He was quickly followed by Dan Burton, Aaron Bateman and Adam Botteley in 10th, 11th and 13th respectively.

Next to finish was first time cyclo-cross rider Damiam Rutterford, producing a brilliant performance to finish 16th, having just recovered from a broken collar bone.

Other placings for the team included Joe Collins in 23rd, Robbie Ward, 25th and Jamie Nation, 26th. Next of the Bourne riders was Jess Woodworth, competing in her first ever race and finishing in an impressive 30th despite being one of the youngest riders in the race.

The U12s race was next with eight riding in the Wheelers’ colours. The best performance came from Alex Galpin, who like Jess in the previous race, was up against older competition, coming 13th.

Bourne’s other riders were Alex Gammons in 15th, Dan Galpin 19th, Charlie Merricks 22nd, Matthew Comben 23rd, Ben Lamb 24th, Emilie Comben 29th and Josh Lamb 30th.

Last on the agenda was the hotly contested adult and junior race with a top result from Bart Kieres in 20th. He was followed by Mark Robinson, who also won the 50+ category, in 24th.

Next was Mark Botteley in 25th with a brilliant result considering this was his first race back after breaking his collar bone eight weeks ago.

The top trio were followed home by Steve Collins and Keith Munton in 41st and 42nd place respectively. Shortly after them in 47th place was Sian Botteley, winning the female race convincingly. In 63rd place was Tom Comben, and in 68th was James Hutchings, yet another Bourne rider competing for the first time.