Louise on record-breaking form again at South Cave

David Thompson
David Thompson

One of Scarborough Paragon Cycling Club’s most promising young riders, Louise Scuphame, continued her fine form in a time trial near South Cave.

Louise updated her lifetime best and club junior and juvenile records by 25 seconds over 10 miles in the Team Swift time trial promotion near South Cave last Tuesday evening.

Her time of 25:43 completed a set of qualifying times for the National Junior British Best All Rounder Competition, upon which she can build.

The national result is calculated by achieving the best average speed over a rider’s best two 10 mile performances and best two 25 mile results over the racing season.

Currently Louise’s overall average speed is 21.757mph and she has until the end of September to further improve those times.

Louise now holds the current juvenile and junior Paragon club records over five miles, 10 miles, 15 miles and 25 miles.

Louise now has her sights on updating her slowest 25-mile qualifier, to knock that out of the equation and increase her average speed.

She recently stated she was “really surprised with my times” and “I never would have thought last year that I would be getting times like that on a 10m, or even bothering with 25’s”.

Bridlington Cycling Club held an inter club 10 miles time trial at Burton Fleming on a rare warm evening with a helpful southewrly breeze.

Not renowned for producing rapid times due to the terrain, nevertheless our local riders enjoyed the challenge.

Barrie Cappleman recorded 26:54 and Matt Purnell 26:03 to represent Scarborough Paragon.