Skelly wins BSA Trophy with superb 25-mile effort

A superb ride gave Gainsborough Aegir cyclist Jordan Skelly victory in the BSA Trophy, the club’s 25-mile championship.

Riders had the option of completing one, two or three laps of the 8.3-mile circuit on quiet roads through Laughton woods.

Over the three laps Skelly rode consistently well, knocking nearly five minutes off his attempt 12 months ago.

However the biggest improver of the night was Julian Hesp, securing second place overall, and taking a well deserved handicap win to secure the Alan Harding trophy.

Third home with another solid performance was Trevor Halstead.

25-mile results: 1st Jordan Skelly 1.01.45 PB, 2nd Julian Hesp 1.03.15 PB, 3rd Trevor Halstead 1.15.40, private trial Andy Lewin 1.02.15.

Two laps: Lee Harland 48.14, private trial Steve Brown 54.43.

One lap: Andy Clarke and Joe Nash (tandem) 20.52, Arron Watson 24.02 PB, Sally Shaw 28.59

Skelly then rode another personal bes, taking 11 minutes off last year’s time in windy and hard conditions, at the club’s 50-mile Championship.

His time was 2.09.56, while Hesp – in his first 50-mile race, managed a respectable 2.20.54 for second, with Halstead third in 2.44.32.

Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club’s Dave Day cycled out and helped marshal the event, which was well organised by Scunthorpe Road Club.

On Sunday 7th July the club are holding a leisure ride to Brigg.

Riders should meet at Roseway, Gainsborough at 8.50am for a medium length ride.

On Wednesday 10th July cyclists will take part in an 18-mile time trial.

Riders should meet on Thonock Hill at the highest point beyond Gainsborough Golf Club.

Meet at 6.45pm, with the first rider off at 7pm.

New riders are welcome, you don’t have to be a member.

For more information about Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club and the CTC contact Trevor Halstead on 01427 617752, or at home on 01427 677396 or call in at Church Street Cycles.

The club’s website is