Bacon breaks second record in a fortnight

Jessica Bacon. (S)

Jessica Bacon. (S)

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Event two of the Beech House Dental Practice League was the ten mile out and back from Arkendale Lane to Walshford and back with 54 riders taking the start.

There was a difficult wind on the uphill return leg but that didn’t stop Clifton CC’s Jessica Bacon from breaking her second ladies’ record in as many weeks with 23:57.

Triathlete Eleanor Haresign was second with 25:18 ahead of ladies champion and previous record holder Joanne Ketteringham of Nova with 25:59.

Alison Sarmiento and Carolyn Nelson, in her first event, came fourth and fifth.

The men’s event was yet again won by Boneshaker’s Steve Smales in 21:47, 14 seconds off his course record.

Nova’s Duncan Mullier returned to form in second with 22:31 but was pushed hard by teammate and triathlete turned TTer, Simon Cave, just four seconds behind.

Yorkshire Velo’s Richard Hamilton came forurth (22:57), just a second ahead of Patron’s Glen Turbull.

Boneshaker’s Edwyn Oliver-Evans got a new Junior record in seventh with 23:26 and Hope Racing’s Bobbin Gardener a new school-boy record with 24:22 in 14th.

The previous weekend Simon Cave competed in his first open TT, recording an impressive 18th in windy conditions in the Birdwell Wheelers 25 mile TT with 58:50.

The following weekend Duncan Mullier continued his upward trajectory with fifth in the Yorkshire Cycling Federation 25, also in windy conditions,with 56:10.

Joanne Ketteringham won the ladies event with 1:04:35. On the same day Steve Smales was third in the rolling Darlington 24 mile TT with 52:27.

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