Cyclists turn out in their droves for Bourne Wheelers’ reliability trial

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Last weekend saw the Bourne Wheelers holding their annual Reliability Trial.

An organised ride where the riders try to predict how long the course will take.

For once this winter, the wind and rain abated as 155 riders from all over the county as well as neighbouring counties descended on Bourne Youth Centre, for a choice of 3 courses between 39 and 80 miles.

For the first time in the event’s history the Bourne club fielded more riders than any other club, a sign of how much the club has grown.

The 23 Wheelers competing results: 80 mile loop: Tom Comben, Antony Gough, Sian Botteley all completed course in the correct predicted time. Bart Kieres and Prez Jaswikowski all too fast.

62 mile loop: Colin Sturman, Mark Botteley, Jess Woodworth, Adam Botteley, Simon Ayliff all completed course in the correct time. Steve Jenkins, Andy Barnard, Cliff Hilless too fast. Maddie Gammons, Derick Woodworth, Nick Evans, Gerald Bone, Martin Rolbin, Jamie Nation too slow.

39 mile loop:Colin Gilbert correct time, Michael Nation, Rich Lomas Brown and Steve Smith too quick.