Lewes Wanderers member sped around Tour of Britain course

Wanderers at the Tour of Britain. Picture by John Miller uXaPms2ksNBSQCfES1wD
Wanderers at the Tour of Britain. Picture by John Miller uXaPms2ksNBSQCfES1wD

Cycling fever swept through Sussex as the Tour of Britain raced along familiar roads watched by large crowds of well-wishers along the way.

Several members of the Lewes Wanderers club sped around the course to gain spectacular viewing points along the route, the favourite being the Star Inn at Waldron!

Before the afternoon’s festivities a large contingent of Wanderers raced in the ESCA 10 mile time trial. An Autumnal crispness of the early morning air reminded riders that the season is drawing to a close with only a few races remaining. A splendidly fought contest saw Chris McNamara of Pedal Heaven claiming top spot in a fast 20:32 time. The Wanderers came home second in the team of three contest thanks to Nick Dwyer (21:16), Tom Glandfield (21:30) and Matt Coombs (22:58). John Mankelow won his age category in a time of 25:41, with Tamar Vanderhaas being the second Lady home in a time of 25:16.

Debbie Evers flew the flag for the Wanderers in the European long distance Triathlon in Amsterdam. The gruelling event featured a 3.8km swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, rounded off by a trifling full marathon run! Debbie performed heroically and was delighted to have finished in fifth place in her age group.

The finalised results for the recently run Kent 12 confirms that the Wanderers have retained the team trophy for the third consecutive years thanks to the team contributions of Paul Gibbons, Micky Turner and Peter Baker.

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