Hanna gets hands on Maxwell Shield

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On Tuesday night, the West Down Wheelers held their final 10 mile time trial of the season on the newly surfaced Castlewellan Road, turning at McCoy’s garage before Katesbridge.

This annual ‘no TT gear’ event was for the Maxwell Shield meaning the 19 participants were all on road race bikes with no aero advantages being allowed.

It was to be Brian Hanna’s night who has had a great first full season with the club recording a superb 24’37. With the handicap times over the scratch riders being applied, this was enough to lift the shield by an impressive minute and six seconds.

Result - P. Wilkinson 23’43 D. Lynas 24’12 M. Alexander 24’23 B. Hanna 24’37 A. McCourt 25’24 M. McKinstry 25’48 M.Shilliday 25’59 N. Seffen 26’15 S. Keery 26’26 D. Cartmill 27’31. Visitors - G. Rogers 24’14 D. McKnight 24’18 J. McAuley 25’13 J. Clyde 25’25 T. Wright 26’23 N. Sturrock 27’14 A. McCann 28’50 M. Burns 29’11 M. Crawford 33’26

Next week the Wheelers host a five mile TT on the Rathfriland Road, followed by a Hill Climb (Tonaghmore Road, Seapatrick) on Thursday night.