Wheelers top charts again as fine start to season continues

Fareham Wheelers were crowned top team at the A3crg Hardriders 10 time trial last weekend as their fine start to the season continued.

Friday, 4th March 2016, 4:30 pm
Fareham Wheelers rider James Copeland. Picture: Eamonn Deane/localriderslocalraces.co.uk

The victory in Liphook backed up squad success in the VC St Raphael event on Portsdown Hill the previous Saturday.

The Wheelers’ latest triumph was led by James Copeland, who finished fourth in 23min 17sec.

Gary Chambers clocked 23.19 for fifth spot, while David Dalton completed the scoring by finishing 19th in 25.22.

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Fareham Wheelers rider David Dalton. Picture: Eamonn Deane/localriderslocalraces.co.uk

John Dewey, of Team Bottrill, claimed the individual success in 22.18.

Meanwhile, VC St Raphael’s Simon Berogna was seventh in 24.02 and Nick Andrews led the Portsmouth Nortrh End (PNE) charge with 24th spot in 25.56.

Thomas Goodyer also featured for PNE as he placed 46th in a time of 27.41.

Steve Hutt, of Portsmouth Triathletes, was 59th in 31.37.

Fareham Wheelers rider David Dalton. Picture: Eamonn Deane/localriderslocalraces.co.uk

There was more Wheelers success in the road bike event – with Kirsty McSeveney the fastest woman in 31.48.

Matthew Buckley, of Andover Wheelers, finished in 24.27 to win by three seconds from Perfs Pedal runner-up Mitch Webber.

Elsewhere, George Stainton-Ellis, 21, has suffered a setback in his recovery from a crash at the Perfs Pedal.

The Waterlooville rider, who is a member of Pedal Heaven’s Excel Academy, had a CT scan on his broken shoulder blade.

And it revealed a displacement, ruling him out of action for a further fortnight before more examinations.