CYCLING: Cup delight for rising star Butterworth

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The impressive Cavan Walker recorded another 25mph+ time of 11.41 in the fifth and final Scarborough Paragon Cycling Club 5x5 event.

Next was Harry Butterworth, 14:39, then George Brown on 17:20, while Josh Logue went four minutes faster for 18:40, and Benni Ward in a personal best 19:34.

The medals on the night went to Butterworth, Logue and Brown.

Overall, Butterworth won the David Wilson Five Mile Cup with 76 points, six ahead of Brown with a tie for third place between Walker and Ward on 64 points.

Fastest girl was Emily Smith 43 points, then Logue with 39, Rory Alexander on 11 and Kyle Richardson on 10 points.

Particular thanks go to Mick Storey and Elaine Ward for organising the prizes, timekeeping and pushing off, Chris Goode for compiling the totals, Yorkshire Coast Clarion for providing the signs and Alan Scupham and Richard Sixsmith for putting the signs out. Thanks also to the rugby club for the use of their car park.

The YCF 100-mile time-trial on July 16, in the Thirsk area, was blustery to say the least and there were two Paragon debuts of quality.

Simon Ward took 15th place with an impressive 4 hours 15 minutes and 46 seconds, the next Paragon debutant was Rob Corney, who achieved his aim of going below four and a half hours with 4:29:59 (18th place).

The evergreen Mike Potter was 23rd out of a field of 65 riders in 4:39:42.

Chris Goode (Yorkshire Coast Clarion and second claim Paragon) was 21st in 4:36:01, five minutes slower than in the National 100 the previous Sunday.

Richard Bideau (Pendle Forest CC) was third in the National 100 with 3 hours 25 and won the YCF race in 3:29:33 on a hard day.

Sixty-four-year-old Peter Greenwood (Team Swift) showed how to do it with fifth place in 3:58:15.

The oldest rider in the race at 75, John Howells (Corinium Cycle Club), completed the course in 5:45:37.

The fastest woman was Vicky Jowett (Albarosa CC) in 4:47:22.

In the early 1990s Elaine Ward, secretary of Scarborough Paragon, did the third fastest 100 on record in 4 hours 5 minutes.

The adults comprised of three entries with Jonathan Dyer recording a PB of 14:35, Martin Bell 15:17 and Sokhun Yan 17:38.

On Sunday, two Paragon riders competed in Hull on the super fast course, the v718 on the A63, on a warm day with temperatures in the mid to high 20s and westerly winds.

This made a fast outward leg, but tougher crosswind return.

Steve Dodds missed out on a PB by 30 seconds, recording a good ride of 20:36, Rob Grainger finished well in a time of 22:12, and Team YHT rider Daryl Maffey suffered a slow puncture, which cost him, in a time of 21:33.