LAW Wheelers Cycling Club held their confined 10- and 20-mile time trials recently around the ‘triangle’ circuit in Newmains.
After a few years of non-competitive cycling, Jon Gillies was the surprise winner in the 10-mile event.
His winning time of 26 minutes and 16 seconds narrowly beat Brendan Corr into second place with 26:31.
Michael Walker was third in a time of 27:25.
Wilma Phillips was first lady round with a finishing time of 31 minutes 28 seconds.
After having to miss the 10-mile race, Greg White demonstrated his early season form by powering to first place in the longer event.
His winning time of 52 minutes and 18 seconds was good enough to hold off the challenges from runner-up Brendan Corr (53:42) and Jon Gillies (54:34) in third.
Anne Nicoll was fastest lady and was delighted to break the hour mark with an impressive finishing time of 59:54.
Birthday boy Brendan Corr got the perfect present, overhauling a 15-second deficit to Jon Gillies from the first event to scoop the Haggart Trophy for the fastest combined time for both races.
10 TT Results: Jon Gillies 26:16, Brendan Corr 26:31, Michael Walker 27:25, David Henderson 27:37, David Stark 27:54, Stephen Doherty 28:10, James Kennah 28:26, Robert Clements 28:55, Tom Barr 30:04, Wilma Phillips 31:28, Mairi MacDonald 32:52.
20 TT Results: Greg White 52:18, Brendan Corr 53:42, Jon Gillies 54:34, David Henderson 55:45, Jim Graham 55:47, Michael Walker 56:13, David Stark 56:58, Stephen Doherty 57:30, Jasper Post 58:52, Robert Clements 59:20, Anne Nicoll 59:54, Mairi MacDonald 1:06:28.
Training news: the club now meet up on Wednesday evenings for a fast training run.
This will normally be in the form of a short time trial or group ride at race pace around quiet back roads.
Riders meet at Morningside Primary for a 7pm start.
Law Wheelers are open to new members of any standard including novices.
The club meets regularly in Netherton Community Centre in Wishaw.
For more information go to www.lawwheelers.com