Quartet hit top form in Worksop

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More cycling action from Scarborough Paragon members involved a team of Mick Storey, Mike and Lewis Scott and David Thompson travelling down to the Worksop area to compete over 10 miles in the JE James event.

This was a new course, revised after the upgrade of the A1 between Blyth and Worksop.

The glorious spring-like weather didn’t last for this race day unfortunately; a chilly NE breeze in its place.

Riders chose to keep arm and leg warmers on.

In a quality field of 100, the old masters showed them how it’s done; veteran riders and past British Best All Rounder Champions Ian Cammish (Planet X) and Kevin Dawson (Sportscover.com) tied for first place with a fantastic time of 20:20.

Both of these high-profile riders have been Paragon’s friends and Guests of Honour at their annual dinner and prize presentations in Scarborough over the years.

David Thompson did another great performance of 21:31 for 10th place overall.

Lewis Scott won the junior section with a time of 25:19, gaining his national Cycling Time Trials silver award for age 15 at the distance.

Mike Scott did an excellent performance of 24:42 in the conditions and Mick Storey got to the start line earlier than last season and did 22:39 in his first event of the year.

Over in Lancashire, James Gullen competed in the West Pennine Hilly 14-mile Lakes and Lancashire Sporting Courses league and came third in this very hilly, technical course which had three of the 100 per cent ME Great Britain squad in it.

Winning time was 33:34, second 33:49 and then James another four seconds back with 33:53. Gullen is performing very well with the big guns.

The Veterans Time Trial Association (VTTA) held a 10-mile time-trial near South Cave, Hull on a dry, but extremely windy afternoon.

There was a large field of 127 riders plus 11 women.

David Thompson and Mick Storey were the only Paragon riders for the event, where Thompson gained a top 10 position with 21:25 and Storey improved his time to 21:53 and won the prize for his age group on veteran standard.

Back to the local club scene, Paragon’s first 10-mile time-trial was moved to Snainton from Brompton due to roadworks.

On a nice bright, sunny morning, there was a great attendance of 17 riders altogether. David Thompson stretched his legs again to a rapid time of 22:50 for the win, Mick Storey second with 24:00 and third fastest Paragon rider Mike Potter 25:47.

Mike Scott is building on his better form by getting fourth best Paragon rider with 26:00, just pipping his son Lewis on 26:02 into fifth (which was Lewis’ best time for this course) and Matt Purnell started his first event to sixth place with 26:15. Malton Wheelers member Tom Stockhill achieved the third best time overall of 25:22 as a guest rider.

There were four juveniles, who all did really well. Lewis Scott, Bronwen Owen (29:04), Matthew Graves (29:40) and Callum Norris (35:20).

The other results were: Barrie Cappleman 27:12, Keith Jamieson 29:26, Tony Graves 30:04, Brian Ward 31:47, Gerry Gregory 32:45 (Rockingham CC), Simon Norris 33:31, Terry Lynch 36:03.

Thanks to Dave Priestman for timekeeping