One-two finish for Smales and Lamb despite injury

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A busy week on the TT scene started with event 11 of the Beech House Dental Practice League, a 15 mile out and back between Boroughbridge and Walshford.

A nasty headwind on the return leg made it particularly difficult but it didn’t stop Boneshakers making it a one, two with Steve Smales (32:43) winning and Paul Lamb (35:02) with a great result after injury.

Third place went to Nova’s Dave Morris (35:04) ahead of teammate Rob Senior (36:04).

The ladies’ event was a return to the top for former champion Heather Thomson who took the win and the Yorkshire Ladies Trophy on handicap with 40:51, ahead of Carolyn Nelson.

Nova’s Duncan Mullier missed the league event to compete in the Yorkshire Cycling Federation league.

A 5 mile climb of Cragg Vale. 15:53 was enough for an impressive sixth place and only 37 seconds behind the new course record holder Alastair Wareham of Team Swift.

The points were enough for Mullier to take the lead, albeit temporarily, in the YCF league.

Joanne Ketteringham was second lady with 20:33 and maintained her lead in the ladies’ competition.

Duncan Mullier and Yorkshire Velo’s Richard Hamilton travelled to Teesside to compete in the Stockton 25 mile TT in stifling conditions.

Mullier achieved his second fastest ever 25 time (54:14) in 4th with Hamilton in 6th with 54:59.