Benians and Turner are two-wheeled wizards for Wanderers

Joe Benians continued his sparkling form with victory in a Southborough and District Wheelers run time-trial.

Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 11:20 am
Guy Brown of Lewes Wanderers

Joe Benians continued his sparkling form with victory in a Southborough and District Wheelers run time-trial.

He covered the 9.8 mile rolling course from Frant to Mayfield and back in 26min 16sec to win by over a minute.

Andrew Booty (S&DW) was 18th in 35:18.

Peter Baker came ninth out of 12 in an Eastbourne Rovers’ 10-mile event on the A22 in 25:18.

Another in terrific form is Sally Turner (trainSharp), who triumphed in the Sussex Cyclists Association 10 miler.

Her 22:30 finish was good enough for 19th place.

Lisa Davis (Drag2Zero) 24:26 was 40th overall and runner-up among the 14 women to complete the course. Lisa’s husband Brett (trainSharp) was third in 20:44, 12 seconds and three places ahead of Nick Dwyer.

Turner repeated her feat over 25 miles. Her time of 58.24 made her the only female racer to beat the hour.

Mark Frost was 39th out of 65 overall in 1:01:47.

A quintet of Lewes Wanderers enjoyed five traffic-free laps of the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit.

In this time-trial organised by a3crg, Brett Davis fared best in 25:12 granting him fifth place out of 54 of those on TT-bikes.

His trainSharp comrade Paul Fletcher was 27th with 27:03, two places and 13 seconds ahead of Dan Street.

Richard Burchett (27:53) came 34th. In the road-bike category Guy Brown finished 11th out of 24 in 30:08.

Duncan Fuller posted 22:09 in Worthing Excelsior’s 10-mile road-based TT to finish sixth out of 18 riders, with three disqualified.

In Preston Park, Brighton, the Sussex Cycle Racing League Friday Closed Circuits event saw Anya Tamplin (Hunt Bike Wheels) win all three of her events, while Peter Baker was outside the top ten in his races.

In the Ardingly Circuit Races, Richard Burchett was ninth.

Darren Haynes was 26th in the Redmon CC 10-mile time trial in 26:12. Adrian Hills (Eastbourne Rovers) was fifth in the hub-gear category in 43:14.

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