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Lincoln Trike and Tandem Weekend

Autumn arrived with the Lincoln Wheelers CC weekend featuring time trials at 10 and 25 miles. The weekend got off to a fine start on the social side with a meal on Friday evening. Then went into full swing on Saturday afternoon with the 10, benefiting from a lull in the rain.

The tandems warmed the sporting course up, not without some problems as they circumnavigated the Lincolnshire lanes. The Sherwood Pines duo came to grief on a greasy corner but picked themselves up to finish in second position to the promoting club’s Jeremy Nicholson and David Butler. Of the two CC Breckland tandems Emily Davis and Harvey Hall suffered some mechanical and Don Saunders and Declan Davis a puncture.
Following the tandems, the tricycles set off. Despite some trouble with the adjustment of his gears, Marcus Hopkins stormed round in 28:34, beating Wayne Baker by a five seconds. Sid Charlton continued his domination of the handicap awards having won that award the previous week.
Several of us then repaired to Willows Farm for the ‘Bernard Rosen Memorial Tea. The motoring contingent arrived to welcome the real cyclists that braved the rainstorm to attend the function. Later, the socialising continued at the ‘Pride of Lincoln’ where we were made very welcome.
Sunday morning brought the 25 and the rain began as we rode to the start. Again the tandems set off first. the first two placings being reversed with Sherwood Pines’ Gary Condor and Lee Cairns recording 55:55. The awards for the trikes stayed the same with Marcus (1:10:47) and Sid Charlton taking scratch and handicap prizes. Having changed and dried ourselves, the sun came out to play and a few of us adjourned to a carvery for lunch before heading home. Despite the weather, it was another great Lincoln weekend.

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