Cycling: Melton rider Jamie Haines scorches to time trial PB

Melton cyclist Jamie Haines in time trial action PHOTO: Brian Hall EMN-171204-104128002
Melton cyclist Jamie Haines in time trial action PHOTO: Brian Hall EMN-171204-104128002

Melton Olympic Cycling Club flyer Jamie Haines showed more good early season form at the BDCA Open 25 on Saturday.

The time trial specialist clocked a new personal best over 25 miles of 50min 57secs to secure fifth place in a 74-strong field, averaging 29.4mph over the A25/11 course in Derbyshire.

North Lancs RC rider Stephen Irwin won in a swift time of 48min 14secs, just five seconds quicker than Leicestershire rider Matt Sinclair (Lutterworth Cycle Centre Racing Team).

* Melton Olympic’s midweek time trial league continues next Wednesday when riders will take on the Plungar course from 6.45pm.