First blood to Wilson as the Battle of the Kevins gets under way

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Last Wednesday evening marked the start of the individual time trial programme at Banbridge CC.

With rain threatening and a fresh breeze, conditions were not ideal but Kevin Wilson edged out Kevin McAlinden for the fastest time.

This did not deter the nineteen riders who signed on for the 10 mile handicap event, The Weir Cup, run as usual on the Rathfriland Road course.

As usual thanks are due to the marshalls and time-keepers who make the races happen every week.

Kevin Wilson posted the fastest actual time (24.28) with regular fast man Kevin McAlinden (24.40) twelve seconds adrift.

This dual for supremacy against the clock between these two riders promises to be a regular feature in the coming weeks.

Ewan Anderson (25.32) was delighted with his time for this first trial as was the battling Chris Burns (26.10), who has one eye on the next Paralympic squad and is certainly putting the effort in.

TIMES

Anne Baxter 33m 28s

Gerard Byrne 30m 32s

Paul Anderson 31m 54s

Shannon Buller 32m 38s

Charlie Glover 32m 34s

John Buller 28m 18s

Nathen Sturrock 26m 50s

Freda Brown 28m 20s

Dan Purdy 26m 08s

Kevin Wilson 24m  28s

David Lavery 27m 15s

Shenna McKiverigan 32m 33s

Paul McGuckin 27m 09s

Kevin McAlinden 24m 40s

Ewan Anderson 25m 32s

Graeme Smyrl 30m 07s

Chris Burns 26m 10s

Joe Penny DNF

Neil McCallister 27m 23s