GREAT RIDES: Josh Wallis.

Impressive week for Spalding Cycling Club ace Josh

Josh Wallis and Rob McAlinden are celebrating after winning Spalding Cycling Club’s Random 2-up event.

This involves putting the fastest ten-mile riders in one hat and the slower ones in another and – then drawing them out alternately. The strong breeze was from the east making speeds down The Delph above 25mph.

Wallis, the club’s fastest rider, and McAlinden clocked 22.33mins to finish well clear of Neil Palmer and Andy Richardson (26.21mins) and Barry Drew and Frazer Wallis (26.44mins).

  • Josh Wallis narrowly topped the standings at round three of the Spalding ten-mile time trial league with a time of 22.44mins.

Palmer (22.49mins) was just behind in second, with Andy Bowser (24.15mins) completing the top three.

McAlinden, fresh off his win with Josh Wallis, set a new PB of 24.31 to finish fourth.

  • Spalding’s Open 25 mile time trial took place on the A52/A15 course – starting on the west side of Donington up to Quarrington roundabout (Sleaford) and back.

Once again, the overall winner was Spalding’s Josh Wallis – who finished in a stunning 53.27mins.

That was over 3.43mins faster than the second-placed rider Sam Bradley of Ellmore Factory Racing.

Josh Wallis, along with James Bramma (1.03.02hrs – 12th), and Barry Drew (1.11.44hrs – 23rd) picked up the team award on behalf of Spalding, awarded to the three

riders whose total times added together are the quickest.

  • Spalding riders Frazer Wallis, Andy Bowser and Chris Bettinson took part in the Norwell velo99, held over 33 miles.

Frazer Wallis picked up third place, whist Bowser finished in the bunch and Bettinson stayed the course with his group.

  • Rob McAlinden roared into a 30-second lead at the West Suffolk Wheelers’ Criterium at Ixworth, but was caught and ended up finishing in the bunch.
  • Spalding’s Josh Wallis was caught up in a few crashes at the E 1/2 category Loughborough University Campus Criterium and recovered to place sixth, while Tilly Gurney was 12th in the ladies’ race.

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