THE first Rider of the Month for the 2012 season is Bridlington Cycling Club member Brian Parling.
A relatively new member, joining in March 2011 he has become a key rider in the club.
Parling was riding his mountain bike for general fitness with friends but nothing competitive when a chance encounter with Stewart Pickard led him to join a club training ride.
Enjoying the experience he got himself a road bike and was soon tackling his first time trial races.
Now in his second racing season after a hard winter’s training,his improved fitness and honed physique, and two stones lighter, his times for all distances have improved dramatically. A well deserved reward for his unfailing enthusiasm and hard work.
Parling was keen to thank the club for all the help and encouragement he had received.
He is seen receiving his cup from Lisa Barker of Cyclelife who are based on St John Street, and are a sponsor of Bridlington Cycling Club.