Wilko’s puncture paves the way for Dave

David Frizzell was the fastest Wheeler home in the 10 mile TT.
David Frizzell was the fastest Wheeler home in the 10 mile TT.

Ever the favourite at the start of a West Down Wheelers race, Paul Wilkinson had to retire from the race with a puncture last week.

And that opened the door for David Frizell to pop up and take another victory over the other 14 riders

West Down Wheeler Ian Weir is having a great season.

West Down Wheeler Ian Weir is having a great season.

He was the fastest Wheeler home round the Castlewellan Road circuit but the winner of the handicap was Alistair McCourt, who looks like winning the Outlook Shield with the next 10 on the Rathfriland Road next Tuesday (August 9).

In last week’s race, there was no doubt that Wilko was on a fast time before he had to pull out. He has had another superb season with the Wheelers.

On Tuesday 16, it’s the final road race of the season over the tough Donacloney circuit starting at Hayes Pipes at 7PM. After that, it’s the final 10 of the season on Tuesday 23 on the Castlewellan Road for the Maxwell Trophy. No tri bars are allowed in this event.

The season ends on Tuesday August 30 with the hillclimb to bring the curtain down on another fantastic season in club events and open races. The Wheelers send full marks to Clive Adamson for organising a superb series of club events.

With the holidays now over, all the Wheelers will give it their best shot in the final four events.

10 MILE TT RESULTS

Andrea Cunningham 31.48

Alistair McCourt 26 25

Pete Batey 25. 46

A Liggett 27. 29

N McFarland. 26. 30

Philip McKinistry 30 33

David McKnight 23. 23

Simon Keery 24 32

David Frizell 24 16

G Park 29. 17

H Martin 27. 17

Paul Wilkinson RETIRED

W. McNeill 26 45

S McNeill 28 42

A Graham 28 07

The Wheelers send their thanks to marshalls Bertie and Barbara Wilkinson and Mark Alexander and also to timekeepers Paul Jackson, assisted by Billy Maxwell, who stood out in the rain to make sure every rider got their exact time.