West Down Wheelers held two races last week. The first was on a Tuesday night on the Castlewellan Road. Conditions were good and three riders really took advantage of the good weather to record Personal Bests.
Although Paul Wilkinson was the fastest Wheeler on the night with a very good 23 minute ride, it was Mark Alexander’s 23, Matt’s 24, and Geoff’s 26 that had everyone talking.
It’s good to see riders still improving with every race, with Allister and Andy, Matt’s closet rivals, still on holidays they no doubt will have taken notice of his time. Another rival, Karl Wells, who has been out of action for 10 weeks, is now back on his bike. Surely it’s going to be very interesting with the last half dozen races after the holidays.
It’s worth noting that Geoff Tate’s first time on this road was 32 and he’s got it down to 26 which is excellent.
Will Maxwell and John Clyde recorded very good times, a 23 and a 24, with Dee Cantly once again doing a very respectable time.
Then all attention went to the 10 mile TT on Thursday night at Warrenpoint. Paul Wilkinson, 21, was superb. Paul has really pulled off some super times this year, but not too far behind with a 22 was John Clyde.
For the second time this week Matt McKinstry produced another PB. His 23.13 was superb on a road bike with Tribars, on an easier night he could hit a 22.
John once again recorded an absolutely superb 22 minute ride, so well done to him and to Will Maxwell, who had another 23.
This week’s race is five laps of the Donaghcloney circuit starting at Hayes Pipes. The week after there is another round of the Australian Pursuit series. Once again, a big thank you to marshall’s Berty, Barbara, Vincent, Billy, and timekeepers Derek and Billy.