CYCLING: Chris off to a flier at time trial opener

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Chris Ward clocked the fastest time as Spalding Cycling Club enjoyed their first time trial event of the season.

Some 28 members and two guests lined up for the club five mile championship at Pode Hole. A host of excellent times were recorded – including four riders finishing on the same time.

Ward’s time of 11.32mins was the best of any senior, while Aimee Stocker (13.34) was the first lady home.

In the Under 16’s Matt Ellis recorded 13.57 and First Girl was Megan Kendall with 17.12.

Results: Chris Ward 11.32; Neil Palmer 11.39; Chris Pratt11.50; Harry Bellars 12.12; Andrew Gurney 12.33; Ben Moore 12.33; Oliver Fensom12.51; Aimee Stocker 13.34; Simon Santry 13.34; Simon Wright 13.45; Gareth Richards 13.47; Chris Peel 13.53; Matt Ellis (U16) 13.57; Tom Webster; 14.08; Shane Norton14.27; Sarah Plows 14.30; Jake Norton (U16) 15.11; Victor Neilson 15.18; Richard Flatters15.38; Mick Griffin 16.02; Paul Kendall 16.15; Adrian Thurston 16.34; Steve Whatley 16.36; Bill Wood 16.50; Megan Kendall (U16) 17.12; Tom Webster (U16) 18.11; Wiiliam Gurney (U16); 19.15; Nicole Flatters 21.19. Guests:Jamie Graham (Sp Tri) 13.02; Tom Drew (Sp Tri) 14.11.