Testing time

PUBLISHED: 11:04 09 August 2007 | UPDATED: 12:43 04 May 2010

BATTLING BOWMAN: Neil Bowman produced an excellent performance in his first time trial and finished the demanding course in 40:18.

BATTLING BOWMAN: Neil Bowman produced an excellent performance in his first time trial and finished the demanding course in 40:18.

JOHN MacAndrew topped the leaderboard in the Ely and District Cycling Club s time trial last week. MacAndrew shaved a second off the 31-minute mark to lead from Tom Sykes (31:00), Geoff Brewster (31:08) and Steve Presland (31:10). The ideal conditions r

JOHN MacAndrew topped the leaderboard in the Ely and District Cycling Club's time trial last week.

MacAndrew shaved a second off the 31-minute mark to lead from Tom Sykes (31:00), Geoff Brewster (31:08) and Steve Presland (31:10).

The ideal conditions resulted in good performances, and Steve Lightfoot (32:17) and Richard Hill (32:27) were among those returning good times.

Close behind were Jason Nixon (32:29), Colin Whitechurch (32:30) and Phillip Peacock (32:31).

Marc Cox (33:32) and Cliff Loveday (35:35) returned to time trial action, having competed in other events.

Newcomer Neil Bowman, from Ely, showed great determination in his debut time trial to survive the punishing course and record a time of 40:18.

The next club event will be the 10-mile Sutton to Ely time trial on August 21.

Results (12.8m solo circuit): 1 John MacAndrew 30.59, 2 Tom Sykes 31.00, 3 Geoff Brewster 31.08, 4 Steve Presland 31.10, 5 Steve Lightfoot 32.17, 6 Richard Hill 32.27, 7 Jason Nixon 32.29, 8 Colin Whitechurch 32.30, 9 Phillip Peacock 32.31, 10 Marc Cox 33.32, 11 George Webb 33.37, 12 Richard Winrow 34.26, 13 Cliff Loveday 35.35, 14 John Jermy 36.02, 15 Derek Bailey 37.41, 16 Ray Jolly 38.11, 17 Ted Jackson 38.26, 18 Eddie Green 38.51, 19 Celia Whitechurch 39.23, 20 Neil Bowman 40.18.

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