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Richard is Wheelers’ freewheel champion

Members of the Sleaford Wheelers Cycling Club took part in the annual President’s Freewheeling Competition at Freiston on Sunday.

Eight brave competitors took on the challenge of having their pedalling disabled and freewheeling the furthest distance down Frieston Hill, reaching speeds of up to 40mph.

* Richard Horton won the event, with Mark Colclough second and Malcolm Yates third.

Meanwhile, the Thompson brothers, George and Henry, were competing in the third round of the National Trophy Cyclo Cross at Southampton.

Henry had a fantastic ride, coming home in 10th in his event to underline his continuing improvement.

George had another strong ride in only his first senior season, finishing 20th and very high up in the under-23 age group category.

* Richard Hamblin competed in a cyclo cross event held by Lincoln Wheelers at Nettleham and enjoyed his best result to date, finishing sixth in the senior race.

* Last week George and Henry Thompson travelled to Chantry Park at Ipswich for the second round of the National Trophy Cyclo Cross Championship. George finished 25th overall and eighth under-23 rider, while Henry battled through after a difficult start to finish 21st in the under-16 race.

Competing at Woodhall Spa, Henry led from start to finish to win the under-16 race, beating local rival Jake Poole into second place. George came fourth in the senior race.

 

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