Duo take the veterans prize

PUBLISHED: 12:18 24 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:11 24 May 2010

WESTON Wheelers chalked up their first open success of the new season in windswept Somerset. Steve Summerhayes and Wayne Baker teamed up to take the

WESTON Wheelers chalked up their first open success of the new season in windswept Somerset.Steve Summerhayes and Wayne Baker teamed up to take the veterans prize in the Somerset RC 10-mile time trial on the Cross-East Brent course.Crossing the chequered flag in 24.04, producing a ride of a shade under 25mph, they finished fifth overall to secure the fastest vets award.Top team were Graeme Lackford-Stuart Dodd (Tor 2000) who finished in 21.43. Other Weston finishers were Rob Heathcote-Rich Harrison (24.25) and Mark Ashurst-Steve Chmiewliski (25.19), the latter frustrated when Chmiewliski pulled his foot out of his fixed pedal at the start.In the Weston Wheelers midweek 10-mile club championship, defending champion Mark Ashurst sliced through the wind-lashed opening event to embark on a successful defence of his title.Triathlete Ashurst from Rooksbridge shrugged off the cold conditions to produce a red hot performance with a speed of just under 27mph on the A38 Cross-East Brent course.Ashurst, whose daytime job involves him in hammering out dents in damaged cars, polished off his club mates with a clinical performance. His 22.30 gave him a winning margin of more than a minute over Kieron Ward (23.47) with winter signing Wayne Baker producing a creditable 24.29.Rob Heathcote rode his first club time trial using his new time trial bike with disc wheel and failed by just two seconds to break the 25-minute mark, edging out team mate Steve Chmiewliski by just three seconds with Rich Harrison (25.37) and super vet Steve Summerhayes (25.47) also producing encouraging performances.Other Wheelers riders: C Gough (26.04); D Avery (26.12); P Burns (26.52); M Nicholson (27.01); A Jones (28.10); B Driffill (28.21); J Eddy (28.36); and P Pearce (28.54). Top rider of the night was visitor Jon Wynn who pedalled home in 22.06. Weston Wheelers are always interested in recruiting cyclists from all disciplines. Further information on the club can be found on their web site www.westonwheelers.com

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