CYCLING: Bob leads the way at Snainton's Paragon time trial


Tuesday night saw a field of 27 riders race at Snainton in a 10-mile Scarborough Paragon Club time-trial.

It was scheduled to be the 25-mile Irton time-trial, but due to road re-surfacing work at Wykeham, it was decided to change to the 10.

It was another warm and still evening, giving nice riding conditions, and the times again reflected this with several personal bests.

Riders from other clubs turned out in numbers to ride which made for a friendly, yet competitive, night.

Bob Hewitt, of YHT, continued his impressive form, beating last week’s PB and course record, with a time of 21 minutes 19 seconds.

Paragon veteran Steve Dodds finished second with 22:13. He was coming back from injury and had to take it easy as his seat came loose mid-race.

Third went to Stewart Pickard, of Vive Le Velo, with a creditable 22:49.

Kevin Allen rode very well for fourth, just making the start after finishing work,and scraped under 23 minutes with a 22:50, a course PB.

Jamie Ward, of YHT, Martin Cockerill, of Bridlington, and Pete Roebuck (YHT) were the remaining three riders to break 23 minutes with 22:57 from the YHT duo, and 22:54 from the Brid rider.

Paragon’s Rachel Lucas was first female rider back in 26:07, Mags Purnell clocked 26:21 and junior Hannah Bayes earned 27:16.

young rider Harry Butterworth did a great ride at the distance to record 27:36, beating his dad, who got 28:11.

New rider Neil Burgess rode his first time-trial in a cracking time of 26:38.

The remaining results were; Nev Watson (SPCC) 23:05, Mel Blackford (Bridlinton) 23:20, Chris Brown (SPCC) 23:37, Chris Duck (SPCC) 23:45, Matt Purnell (SPCC) 23:46,Matthew Enticknap (Malton) 23:46, Ben Sixsmith (YHT) 24:22, Steve Norris (YHT) 24:42, Mike Potter (SPCC) 25:01, Barrie Cappleman (SPCC) 25:03, Chris Matson (YHT) 25:08, Cameron Turner 26:15, Dave Schubert 26:26, Jimmy Morrison (SPCC) 28:18.

Saturday saw father and son Brian and Simon Ward in action at Otley CC 50-mile time-trial.

This was Simon’s first open 50-mile event on a fast course and he did not disappoint with an excellent pb time of 1: 54: 57. His father, who is over 70, also rode well and completed the course in 2:27:21.

On Sunday, Paragon hosted the new mid season four-mile hill climb from Wykeham.

The event attracted seven riders and the deserved winner was Matt Purnell in a course record of 13:11.

He was closely followed by Chris Matson (YHT) in 13:20, and third Chris Brown in 13:25. Martin Cockerill of Bridlington CC finished in 13:51, Jamie Ward (YHT) in 14:06 and Robin Stephenson 14:43.