Third successive win for Mark

PUBLISHED: 10:32 08 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:14 24 May 2010

MARK Ashurst maintained his lead in the Weston Wheelers midweek club championship, turning in a near 28mph ride to chalk up his third successive win.

MARK Ashurst maintained his lead in the Weston Wheelers midweek club championship, turning in a near 28mph ride to chalk up his third successive win.Ashurst stormed around the Cross-Brent Knoll 10-mile course in 21 minutes 53 seconds, making light of the difficult outgoing leg.Taking second place was Wayne Baker (23.48) with Rob Heathcote (24.17), Kieran Ward (24.26), Steve Summerhayes (24.32) and Steve Chmiewliski (24.38) other leading riders.Other Weston finishers were: C Gough 25.43; M Nicholson 26.17; K Thorpe 26.25; P Burns 26.26; A Jones 26.36; B Drifill 26.46; J Eddy 27.10; P Pearce 28.53 and S Holland 30.29.A total of 28 riders, a season's best, competed in the event with S Dodd (Team Tor) the best of the visitors.In terms of consistency Wheeler Phil Pearce has seen just a single second separate him over his completed three rides. He opened the championship with 28.53, followed up with 28.54 and in the latest ride crossed the finishing line in 28.53.Mark Ashurst holds the lead in the season-long championship with a maximum 30 points.Kieran Ward (25) and Rob Heathcote (23) are the nearest challengers with Steve Chmiewliski and Wayne Baker (17) in equal fourth spot.New riders from all cycling disciplines are being sought, full details on the club web site www.westonwheelers.co.uk

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