Ingleborough Victory for Preston Wheeler

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Preston Wheelers ace Jimmy Wright secured a comfortable victory in the Circuit of Ingleborough on Saturday, beating his nearest rivals by more than two minutes.

Wright clocked 1-05-17 for the hilly 27-mile event, promoted by Pendle Forest CC, while Lancashire Road Club?s Adrian Lawrence made it a one-two for the Red Rose county with second spot.

It was the second year in succession Lawrence has finished second in the tough event, while Keith Murray (Westbrook Cycles) was third for the second year running.

Elsewhere, Mark Lees (South Fork Racing) won the North Devon Wheelers 32-mile event at Bishop?s Tawton by just 17 seconds, with Julian Jennings (Guerciotti-JJ Coach) settling for second.

Known locally as the Round the Houses 32, the event saw most people clock impressive times with warm and still conditions around the course.

But it was not a good day for pre-race favourite Pete Vincent, the Mid-Devon CC rider who has been suffering with a cold and pulled out mid-way through the race.

In Somerset, David Kiddell (Cavalier CC) won the Gillingham and District Wheelers 19-mile Hardriders event at Bruton by 1-18 on Saturday.

Kiddell held off veteran Leisure Lakes rider Chris Madge, while third spot went to Rob Lyne (Giant CC), another six seconds off the pace.

Pete Tadros broke the course record in the East Sussex CA 15.6-mile event, slicing an impressive 1-24 off the old mark in the event at Bodle St Green, Sussex.

His time of 36-03 gave him victory by almost two and a half minutes, while impressive junior Felix English was second fastest, the Team Corridori rider clocking 38-31.

In Nottinghamshire, former British Best All-Rounder Kevin Dawson won the VTTA (North Midlands) 18-kilometre event at Ranby by more than a minute from Rutland CC rival Marc Mallender.

Meanwhile, South Pennine CC veteran Ron Hallam won the veterans prize with a plus of 9-04.

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