Retford Wheelers speed contest hailed a success

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Last Sunday’s speed judging contest was a great success for the Retford Wheelers despite the turnout not being as high as anticipated.

The chosen route for the competition toured the villages of Clayworth, Wiseton, Mattersey, Sutton cum Lound and back into Retford.

Competitors having previously drawn an average speed were challenged to ride at that average speed without the help of computers, GPS or any other device. The winner was Andrew Coop-Mann, who finished exactly on target with an average speed of 16.0mph. Second was Paul Austin, who was 0.14 mph faster than his selected target speed and third was Luke Storey, who was 0.18 faster than his target speed.

Other results were Chris Dand (4th), Tony Siveter (5th), David and Sarah Jarvis (Tandem in 6th) and Terry Austin.

Next Sunday’s club run will be to Newark, which will be a round trip of between 45 and 55 miles.

There will be two groups, one will be taking a longer route at a faster pace and the second group taking a more direct route at a more leisurely speed. Both groups should meet in Retford market square at 9.30am.