Personal best times for four riders

PUBLISHED: 14:16 27 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:46 24 May 2010

A QUARTET of riders pedalled to personal best times in the latest round of the Weston Wheelers' midweek 10-mile championship. After what seems like several weeks of thrashing through an ever present gusting wind, riders were spared the agony with a near p

A QUARTET of riders pedalled to personal best times in the latest round of the Weston Wheelers' midweek 10-mile championship.After what seems like several weeks of thrashing through an ever present gusting wind, riders were spared the agony with a near perfect outward leg.Man of the moment Chris Gough produced a 25.81mph ride to finish in a personal best 23.15, just two seconds adrift of Steve Chmiewliski. Rich Harrison (23.27), Clive Ashurst (23.46), and Kira Thorpe (25.19) returned personal best times.Phil Pearce made good use of his new magenta-coloured low profile machine to finish in 26.52, his fastest time for two months.However Mark Ashurst was the Wheelers' fastest man. He completed the Cross-East Brent-Cross course in 22 minutes exactly, coasting round with an average speed of more than 27 mph.His win maintained his comfortable lead in the season-long championship. He currently has 140 points, garnered from 14 wins from 14 finishes, giving him a 21-point lead over second placed Chmiewliski.Rich Harrison consolidated his third place (90 points) with non-starter Wayne Baker (67) just a solitary point ahead of Rob Heathcote, who made a welcome return to racing after missing the past two events. Other Weston finishers: N Hudghton (23.20) and M Dell (23.47).Time keeper and pushing off duties were shared by Mike Whittingham and Steve Summerhayes. For further details about the race or general information on Weston Wheelers Cycling Club, log on to the web site www.westonwheelers.co.uk

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