Pickard’s perfect start to the season is ended at Thwing Ten

Stew Pickard
Stew Pickard

Stew Pickard again proved to be Bridlington Cycling Club’s strongest rider by comfortably beating his nearest rival by more than 30 seconds at the Haisthorpe Ten to maintain his 100% start to the season.

Mark Woodley had just one second to spare over Andy Askwith in the battle for the remaining podium positions.

Sam Pickard took the honours in Division Two although again it was by the closest of margins.

With the riders times so tightly grouped 2014 looks to be one of the most competitive of recent years,

Times: 22:51: Stew Pickard, 23:28: Mark Woodley, 23:29: Andy Askwith, 23:41: Mel Blackford, 24:12: Martin Cockerill, 25:07: Sam Pickard, 25:08: Karl Williamson, 25:08: Matt Pilling, 25:21: Seb Pickard, 26:12: Jason Walbyoff, 26:48: Sid Pickering, 27:23: Richard Bennet, 27:25: Neil Ridsdale, 27:54: Dawn Blues.

Stew Pickard was edged into second place in the Thwing Ten as Mel Blackford found his pre-season form to claim his first club victory of the year.

A strong ride from the consistent Mark Woodley ensured another top three finish.

Simon Walters was first home in Division Two in only his second season, with Matt Pilling a close seconds.

Congratulations to junior rider Ethan Newman who broke the 30-minute barrier in his first week of racing.

Times: 22:15: Mel Blackford, 22:28: Stew Pickard, 22:39: Mark Woodley, 23:04: Andy Askwith, 23:37: Martin Cockerill, 24:19: Simon Walters, 24:34: Matt Pilling, 24:39: Seb Pickard, 24:45: Adam Yates, 25:07: Brian Parling, 25:40: Richard Bennett, 25:43: Leigh Newman, 26:01: Sid Pickering, 26:25: Dawn Blues, 27:08: Neil Ridsdale, 29:30: Ethan Newman Jnr