Scorey heads strong field to win time trial

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This weeks club time trial saw an excellent turn out of 20 riders for a 10 miler, the sun was out but a strong westerly wind again made it a hard ride to the turn.

Despite the conditions Andrew Scorey took the win in a speedy time of 22.33 with Dom Blythe taking second on 23.59 and Steve Rowley a close third on 24.03,

Joyce Mark was first lady home in 26.39.

At the weekend riders were in road race action in the hills around both West Calder and Penicuik.

Neil Wilson and Andy Waring rode the Pedal Power race on Saturday on a stiff course with plenty of hills, Neil managed to hold on to the bunch till just before half distance and Andy rode strongly to finish in the pack on what was a very fast average speed of over 23 mph for the hilly course.

Andrew Scorey raced in the VC Edinburgh road race on the Sunday as defending champion, despite being at the heart of the action throughout the race he couldn’t repeat his win of last year, his fourth place finish left him just one agonising point short of the 200 needed in a season to gain first category licence status, surely the 200 will come very soon.

This weeks club time trial is the seventh event of the season long time trial league, with just two races remaining it could be very tight with Doug Robertson leading by a distance in the overall from Chris Cowe only these two can take it.

Joyce Mark and Wanda Field are separated by just half a point for the ladies title, it is going to be very close in both competitions.

Riders meet at Hutton crossroads on Thursday evening, 6.30 for a 7pm start.

Results were:

Andrew Scorey 22.33, Dom Blythe 23.59, Steve Rowley 24.03, Doug Robertson 24.46, Doug Slater 24.48, Neil Wilson 25.23, Chris Cowe 25.39, Andrew Beeke 26.05, Neil Cruikshanks 26.29, Joyce Mark L 26.39, Pete Blythe 26.53, Jim Blythe 27.53, Alison Kerr L 29.37, Ian Forsyth 30.39, Michelle Highfield L 31.18, Emma Jones L 31.50, Mark Jones 32.32, Sam Johnston J 32.47, Lisa Sinton L 33.33, Jami Blythe L 35.53.