SUNDERLAND cyclist Iain Beveridge scooped a winning trophy with his first ever attempt at a Northumbrian time trial.
Iain was the first Sunderland Clarion rider home in the Sunderland Clarion Cycling Club Open 25-mile Time Trial, with a time of 1:04:25.
His victory earned him the club’s David Craig Memorial Trophy.
Jonathan Gavaghan (Wansbeck CC) pedalled his way to overall victory in the event, which heads along the A696 in Northumberland from just outside Ponteland to Kirkwhelpington and then back again.
After conquering a stern headwind on the testing outward leg, riders then had the massive benefit of a tailwind to help them on their return.
Three riders slipped under the hour mark, with Gavaghan winning in a time of 58:55, narrowly beating Simon Clark (GS Metro) by three seconds.
Geoff Mount (WestbrookCycles.co.uk/Scott) rounded out the top three with a time of 59:27.
The inter-club competition, the Jack Trusty Memorial Trophy, between Sunderland Clarion, Cestria and Houghton CC, was won for the third year in a row by Rick Mitford of Cestria.
Results: 1 Jonathan Gavaghan, Wansbeck CC 00:58:55; 2 Simon Clark, GS Metro 00:58:58; 3 Geoff Mount, Westbrookcycles.co.uk/Scott 00:59:27; 4 Andy Fuller, GS Metro 01:00:24; 5 Nev Martin, Infinity Cycles 01:00:41; 6 Brian Johnson, Barnesbury CC 01:00:59; 7 Patrick Hamilton, Derwentside CC 01:02:49; 8 Rick Mitford, Cestria CC 01:03:05; 9 David Donaldson, Derwentside CC 01:03:24; 10 Iain Beveridge, Sunderland Clarion CC 01:04:25; 11 Robert Boak, Tyneside Vagabonds 01:05:19; 12 Richard Cleathro, Yorkshire Velo 01:05:34; 13 Tim Jenkins, Sunderland Clarion CC 01:06:09; 14 Mathew France, Sunderland Clarion CC 01:07:15; 15 Raymond Bell, Ryton Tri Club 01:07:42; 16 Bev Blakeman, Infinity Cycles 01:08:21; 17 Stuart Grey, Sunderland Clarion CC 01:08:21; 18 Wayne Coates, Derwentside CC 01:09:42; 19 Chris Barnard, Sunderland Clarion CC 01:09:55; 20 Tony Gibson, Sunderland Clarion CC 01:09:56; 21 Dennis Fuller, GS Metro 01:10:33; 22 Maurice Woodward, Sunderland Clarion CC 01:12:17; 23 Ronnie Thompson, Derwentside CC 01:12:18; 24 John Reay, Sunderland Clarion CC 01:14:07; 25 Stephen Kerr, Sunderland Clarion CC 01:14:21; 26 Robin Nichol, Barnesbury 01:16:32; 27 Allen Armstrong, Sunderland Clarion CC 01:17:32.
Jack Trusty Memorial Trophy: Rick Mitford Cestria CC 01:03:05.
David Craig Memorial Trophy: Iain Beveridge Sunderland Clarion 01:04:25.