Fast-improving Rob the star performer for the Wanderers

Simon Yates. Picture by Lawrence Watts
Simon Yates. Picture by Lawrence Watts

Members of the Lewes Wanderers Cycling Club travelled far and wide last weekend to compete in various time trials.

Star performer was the fast improving Rob Rollings who posted a personal best time of 55:48 in the Sydenham Wheelers 25 based around New Romney.

The ride starts with a precipitous ski slope descent, not recommended for the faint hearted, followed by a relatively flat journey around the marshes. Rob’s time placed him in fourth on the leader board, a splendid achievement so early in the season. The top ride was Robert Moore of Pedal Heaven in a time of 54:06.

Oliver Tuckley ventured to the Surrey border to compete in the SCCU 25 centred around Ockley. This interesting course features sections of fast dual carriageway sections interlaced with undulating stretches along quiet country roads. Conditions for this time of the year, with still spring air, set the basis for some fast times on the day. Oliver notched up a time of 1:10:43 a little way behind overall winner Elliot Porter of Raphael Condor who posted a splendid time of 53:50.

The final two Lewes participants, Adrian Hills and Simon Yates, made the long journey to Norfolk to compete in the Diss and District CC 25. Simon elected to ride in the seventy two inch fixed event. Simon reported that the flat course along smooth roads on a beautiful spring morning made the long trip worthwhile; he finished in 1:24:34. Adrian wheeled out his trusty Tricycle to compete in the three wheeled ride. Adrian unfortunately suffered with a bad leg but gamely ploughed on to complete the course in a time of 1:40:42.

This coming Sunday Lewes has a strong representation in the ESCA Two-up based around Laughton. This is always a keenly contested competition featuring some very strong pairings from local clubs making the final outcome very hard to predict.

More information of all club activities and events can be found at www.leweswanderers.co.uk