Willesden rider recovers from fall to win two international titles
PUBLISHED: 16:44 05 June 2013 | UPDATED: 16:44 05 June 2013
Willesden CC's Jane Swain scooped two prestigious international Tricycle Association titles last weekend despite falling off at one of the turns.
Swain was crowned ladies’ TA world champion after completing the 10-mile time trial at Fowlmead, Kent, in 31 minutes eight seconds – and also won the ladies’ international criterium challenge on the same circuit.
The Willesden rider had warmed up for the championships with a personal best and club record performance of 2:44.50 to gain first handicap at the TA Bruce Kingsford 50-mile time trial earlier in the week.
Willesden’s Mark Brooking also rode in the 10-mile time trial at Fowlmead, recording a time of 31:02 in his first race for several years.
Brian Moon competed in the national veterans’ championship 25-mile event at Marlow on Sunday, clocking 1:12.96.
Moon also rode in the 10-mile race over the Maidenhead Thicket course, crossing the line in 28:40. Team-mate Gill Reynolds returned in 27:29, while a third Willesden entrant, Jim McKay, picked up a puncture just before the start.
Elsewhere, Stuart Birnie broke the four-hour barrier over 100 miles as he finished eighth at the Icknield race in 3:56.09, while Richard Jerome took seventh place in the midweek Eelmore event.
Connor Woodford won the under-16s’ six-lap handicap at Welwyn on Friday, as well as taking fourth place in the elimination race, while Kye Lewis finished second in the VCL National Youth League omnium at Herne Hill.