North Notts Olympic Road Club enjoy monthly success

Mansfield-based North Notts Olympic Road Club have had a stunningly successful month in May, including well attended time trials at Tuxford and team successes in open cycling events.

Gary Davis completed the club’s fastest Tuxford Ten in 20 minutes and 57 seconds, averaging nearly 29 miles per hour.

He was pipped to the winning post by Mapperly cycling Club’s Shaun Eden (20.47). Nevertheless Gary’s achievement led the officials to comment that it was Davis’ Day.

Dave Ellis, of Mapperley, (21.04) was third; Dave Furniss, of Doncaster Wheelers, (21.06) was fourth and North Notts’s rising stars Mat Bacon (21.09) and Andy Bishop (21.13) were fifth and sixth in this field of 20.

In freezing, windy Wales Daniel Barnett had come 13th in 55.03 and Mat Bacon had come 48th in 59.31.

For the first time, however, the positions were reversed in the Tuxford Ten on 2nd June, with Mat Bacon coming second in 20.40 and Daniel Barnett fourth in 20.42. The event was won by Mapperley’s Ewan Tarrant (20.20).

The greatest achievement in May was the winning of the Burton and District 25 mile Team Championship with Andy Bishop finishing in 52.14, Daniel Barnett in 53.26 and Andy Smith in 55.48.

North Notts also won the Westminster Trophy for the fastest team of five with the above riders being joined by Neal Parkin (56.57) and Ross Barton (57.39).