June Update

Southborough & District Wheelers have been in blistering form competing in the club’s 25 mile time trial event on a fast course near Petersfield, Hampshire. In an event run by Fareham Wheelers CC it was Matt Kuwertz who took the club championship in 53 min 25 seconds, narrowly holding off spirited challenges from Rob Stephenson (54.29), David Rumm (54.39), Dave Bagge (58.03) & Paul Greer (59.07). There were 91 riders on the start sheet with James Rix (Team Bottrill) the overall winner.

Going even further in the East Sussex Cycling Association 50 mile event, held near Maresfield in Sussex, Neil Couchman recorded a time of 1hr 5 min 6 secs to set a personal best and finish 6th overall. The event was won by M. Smith (Crawley Wheelers) in 1.49.23. While Pip Jenkins has improved the club’s 100 mile time trial record by more than 3 minutes, covering the Kent Cycling Association course on Romney Marsh in 4.13.16 to break a record that has stood since 1981.

Finally, the club were well represented in the Tour of Cambridge UCI Grand Fondo world championship qualifiers. Racing over a quick 80 mile course in a field of 1,287 riders Simon Miller finished 65th overall, followed by Richard Curtis (579th); Alasdair Fraser (668th), Jeffrey Perkins (812th) and Colin Jarman (889th and 4th overall in the over 70 year category). Miller, Curtis, Perkins and Jarman have all now qualified to represent Great Britain at the UCI world championships, to be held in Varese, Italy in September. Natasha Jarman also took part in the Chrono Time Trial event, finishing 86th in the female category.