Locals set for team time trial

First published in Sport by , Cycling correspondent

BLACKBURN and District CTC promote their annual 2-Up Team Time Trial tonight on the A6/St Michaels 10 mile course and have a field of 33 pairings including a number of interesting entries from our East Lancashire clubs.

The first team off is Tony Stott – husband of event organiser Anne Stott – and riding for the promoting club along with Roger Haydock of the North Lancs Road Club.

They start at 7.02pm from Barton on the A6 with the rest of the teams at two minute intervals with the HQ at Myerscough College Sports Accademy near to the finish point.

Most of the local clubs have their riders in action including Pendle Forest Cycling Club, Clitheroe Bike Club and Rossendale Road Club in what is aways a closely fought local rivalry.

One who will be in action in his club’s 2-up is Ian Stott who was winner of the Rossendale Road Club mid week 10 mile event at Hapton with a 25 minute 4 second ride.

However the next three fastest were within 21 seconds of him with Paul Taylor of the North Lancs Road Club second in 25mins 17secs, Pendle’s Sam Boast of the Wheelbase sponsored team took third in 25mins 20secs and last week’s winner Rob Dickinson was fourth in 25mins 25secs.

In the North Lancs Road Club 10 mile at Edisford, Mark Haydock followed his win of last week with a faster one of 23mins 3secs followed by Dincan Park (23mins 52secs), Fraser Snape (23mins 53secs) and Paul Taylor (23mins 58sces) Local cyclists who would like to have a go at road racing can go along to either of the two above events and ask for a ‘Come and Try it’ ride. They can try on three occasions before having to join a Cycling Time Trials affiliated club.

The Rossendale events are at 7pm on Tuesdays near Hapton with sign on at Network 65 and the North Lancs events are on Wednesdays at Edisford with sign on at Edisford car park Clitheroe by 6.40pm.

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