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Spiderman steals the show at Newbury Road Club’s annual Boxing Day Time Trial





Spiderman racing down the road on a bike decorated with red tinsel can only mean one thing – Newbury Road Club’s annual Boxing Day Time Trial was back for another year.

Together with other local clubs, Newbury’s annual festive event is one of the most unique in their calendar, with the emphasis as much on fun as speed and prizes for the most unique and unusual costumes and bikes.

This year’s fancy dress prize went to BPC’s Haydn James for his full body Spiderman outfit.

Haydn James completed the 10-mile course dressed as Spiderman. Pictures by Gareth Davies
Haydn James completed the 10-mile course dressed as Spiderman. Pictures by Gareth Davies
North Hants RC's Andy Self on a vintage road bike
North Hants RC's Andy Self on a vintage road bike
Newbury Velo's Mark Chance and Ian Greenstreet ride tandem
Newbury Velo's Mark Chance and Ian Greenstreet ride tandem

Newbury’s Dan McRobert won the most unusual bike prize for riding the 10 mile course on a Brompton – in other words, a foldable bicycle. Peter Brooke-Wavell, another NRC member, rode on the iconic Raleigh Chopper.

Dan McRobert aboard his Brompton, which won the most unusual bike prize
Dan McRobert aboard his Brompton, which won the most unusual bike prize
Peter Brooke-Wavell rides the iconic Raleigh Chopper
Peter Brooke-Wavell rides the iconic Raleigh Chopper

George Westall, of the Royal Airforce Cycling Association, managed the fastest ride of the day, completing the course in 23 minutes and seven seconds on his road bike.

The RAF’s George Westall clocked the quickest time
The RAF’s George Westall clocked the quickest time

Newbury Road Club’s regular time trial season is scheduled to begin on Saturday, March 16, with the first evening race on Wednesday, April 3. There are also events on a number of Bank Holidays.

Graham Morrison and Chris Treacher wearing Newbury RC's old and new strip
Graham Morrison and Chris Treacher wearing Newbury RC's old and new strip

Members and non-members alike are most welcome, with the club offering something for riders of all abilities. Full details of the schedule will soon be available on the club’s website, newburyroadclub.co.uk.



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