Colledge leads the way in second trial

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This year’s second running of Matlock Cycling Club’s Sheldon five-mile time-trial took place on Saturday.

In stark contrast to last week’s event, the sun shone and the roads were dry but a fierce headwind meant for slower times overall.

Peter Colledge proved to be the strongest rider on the day as he powered to victory with a time of 15 minutes and 23 seconds.

He was over a minute quicker than second-placed rider Gareth Ferguson who finished on 16:38, with Andrew Auld taking third spot with 17:22.

Kyle Fantom was the quickest of the junior riders as he clocked 18:04 to finish in fourth spot overall.

Results: 1 Peter Colledge 15:23, 2 Gareth Ferguson 16:38, 3 Andrew Auld 17:22, 4 Kyle Fantom 18:04, 5 John White 18:59, 6 Josh Eaton 21:12

In other news, Matlock’s top time-trialists Richard Cordin and Patrick Gould took part in the Ashville Wheelers Open 25-mile time-trial on Saturday.

Twenty-eight riders battled the blustery conditions on the notoriously slow course, with pre-race favourite Steve Gibson of Peak Road Club taking the victory with a time of 1 hour and 29 seconds.

Gould finished in a hugely impressive second place, exactly a minute behind on 1:01:29.

Cordin also finished inside the top ten, coming home in sixth spot with a time of 1:03:01.