Lewes Wanderers travel far and wide in pursuit of cycling adventures

Tom Glandfield  by BKB Photography SUS-140721-160425001
Tom Glandfield by BKB Photography SUS-140721-160425001

Members of the Lewes Wanderers Cycling Club travelled far and wide last weekend in pursuit of cycling adventures.

Tom Glandfield and second claim member, Pete Morris made the long trip to Suffolk to compete in the Shaftesbury 50 mile time trial. The high speed nature of the course attracted a high quality field, a fact reflected by the fast times set on the day. Pete posted a superb time of 1:44:07 to earn him third place on the podium, whilst Tom set a Personal Best of 1:45:31, despite mistaking the finishing point and coasting the final half mile home! Nevertheless, he still managed to beat the club’s 50 mile record by a narrow eight second margin to add to his growing array of achievements this year.

Further afield talented youngster, Jamie Lowden took part in L’Étape du Tour which attracted 10,000 entrants from ninety four countries. The route ridden replicates one of the stages of the main Tour covering 148km of the Pyrenees including iconic climbs such as the Tourmalet. Jamie finished in eleventh position overall, a magnificent achievement placing him as the first British rider to cross the line in a time of 5:00:16.

Closer to home Gina McGeever was the first lady in the Brighton Excelsior 10 with a splendid time of 25:16.

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