Dodds races to victory in Paragon 25-mile time trial

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Sunday morning saw 11 riders face not only an early and cold start for Scarborough Paragon Cycling Club's first 25-mile time trial of the season.

There was only a light southwesterly wind and sunny skies, but the riders had to take it easy on the corners due to slippy roads.

A few riders said it felt a sticky outleg with a fastish return, with most riders finding their feet in the first long-distance event of the calendar.

It was a great effort from Steve Dodds as the only rider to break the hour and take the win, followed by Stewart Pickard, closely followed by Martin Cockerill for third.

The novice bowl was won by a new young Paragon member Ben Thompson, with a great effort for the distance, in only his second attempt at it.

Results as follows: (Paragon unless stated) 1 Steve Dodds 58.50, 2 Stewart Pickard (Team Vive Le Velo)1.00.04, 3 Martin Cockerill (Bridlington CC) 1.01.16, 4 Rob Corney 1.02.58, 5 Kevin Allen 1.03.01, 6 Karl Williamson 1.03.58, 7 Chris Brown (RCC) 1.05.05, 8 Chris Goode (YCC) 1.10.39.9, Ben Thompson 1.12.00, 10 Barrie Cappleman 1.13.48, 11 Jimmy Morrison 1.17.02.

A big thanks go to timekeeper Rob Corney and to John Tillotson and Brian Ward for helping on such a cold day.

Paragon riders held their second event, a 15-mile time-trial,three laps of the Yedingham circuit.

It was a cool, overcast morning that greeted the field of 23 riders, the rain had made the roads wet and a lot of the field took caution on the corners,not wanting to come off, but thankfully there was little wind.

It was a close run at the sharp end of the field with in-form YHT/SRC rider Bob Hewitt again just beating Paragon veteran Dodds into second place by 13 seconds with Vive Le Velo veteran Stewart Pickard in third place with a great time of 35.14.

The ride of the day went to Kevin Allen, who was extremely pleased to gain a personal best by one and a half minutes, putting him sixth overall, this done on his new bike.

Paragon rider results:1 Steve Dodds 34.01, 2 Karl Williamson 36.30, 3 Kevin Allen 36.35, 4.Nev Watson 37.21, 5 Simon Ward 37.41, 6 Tony Tennyson 38.58, 7 Rob Grainger 39.04, 8 Mike Potter 41.19, 9 Barrie Cappleman 44.36,10 Jimmy Morrison 44.55, 11 Hannah Bayes (16 years old) 45.53,12. Brian Ward (81 years old) 49.17.

Guest/second claim riders: Bob Hewitt (YHT/SRC) 33.48, Stewart Pickard (Vive Le Velo) 35.14, Martin Cockerill (Brid CC) 35.29, Paul Hickman (Malton Wheelers) 37.11, Dave Leaming (YHT/SRC) 37.15, Steve Norris (YHT/SRC) 39.19, Chris Goode (Yorks Coast Clarion) 40.37, Louise Scupham (Team Jadan) 40.43 (with puncture), Colin Baldwin (YHT/SRC) 41.06.