This week's effort from your very own representative of the fourth estate:
"The Wheelers have a very strong ladies section this year with European and World Masters Champion Chris Higgs, Claire Logan, Carole Sherrin and new recruit Lynne Skellern. The last three were all in action in the Manchester and District Ladies Cycling Association 10 mike time trial at Chelford. Logan took an excellent third place behind Olympic rider Sarah Storey in a time of 26.49. Skellern was fourth with 26.57 and Sherrin seventh with 27.56. Higgs had her first race of the season on Wednesday evening in the latest round of the Club10 mile time trial championship. On a warm, but windy, evening she took ninth place with 25.37.
In the same event, Kevin Walford continued his 100 percent record with yet another win in his fastest time so far this season (22.49). Previous winner of the veterans competition, Simon Galgut was second with 23.43 with Rob Foster making a welcome return to the podium with 24.17 for third place.
Lynne Skellern had also been in action earlier in the week in the Congleton CC event on the course based around Bereton and used for the British Time Trial Championship a couple of seasons ago. Her time of 30.57 placed her well up the field on what is a very challenging circuit. Warren Jackson recorded 28.13 in the same event, despite going off course on two occasions.
Also on Wednesday evening, Steve Jackson and Sherrin competed in the Westmead Team 88 10 mile event at Chelford. Jackson recorded his first ride over 25mph this year with 23.59 and Sherrin 28.30.
The Wheelers are always keen to attract new members and John Jackson has been organising a series of very popular easy rides to give people an introduction to cycling with a club. The latest of these took place on Sunday with 17 riders covering a 31 mile route from Broken Cross to the Peovers and back. The next ride will be on 9 May and start at 1.30pm from Lindow Common car park in Wilmslow.
Finally, the club would like to congratulate Chris Quin and his wife on the birth of their first daughter, Jessica. Hopes are high that in a few years time she will prove another valuable addition to the ladies section."
Good to see John's Sunday rides proving popular and glad that he still had the energy after a tough run out to Hartington on Saturday.