Chadwick hits his Hat-trick but Richard is King of Rutland

Lakes Road Club’s Kevin Chadwick made it three wins from three starts in the Haverthwaite 10 mile time-trial held on the 18th April.

It was a welcome return to the course after nearly 2 years away due to the pandemic, and an impressive 28 entries took to the start line for the popular event, with 6 different clubs represented.

As has been the norm so far this year Chadwick (pictured right) was the quickest around the circuit recording a time of 20 mins 24 secs, over a minute ahead of his nearest rival, Richard Butler (Giant Kendal RT) who was finishing runner up for the second time this year. Kevin beat his previous best on the course by 9 seconds and only missed out on the course record by 27 seconds, if his form continues he will definitely be challenging that in the near future.

Mitchell Smollen (Lakes RC) had a great ride to secure third place with his time of 21.53 beating podium regular and team mate Tom Stephenson by seven seconds.

Christina Wiejak (pictured left) continued her dominance of the Ladies section with another top 10 overall placing coming in under 23 minutes. Tamsin Vicary and Victoria McMurphy following Christina home.

Apparently BCW’s Simon Mackereth is to be commended for his time of 23.45 as he pushed a 115″ fixed gear (I have no idea either, might want to try riding it next time!)

Joining Kevin with a tick in the PB Column on a fast night were Ken Brown, Stuart Garnett, Fraser Minnican, Robin Gerrard & Paul Quinn.

The following week the BCW caravan rolled into Haverthwaite for the 14 mile circuit of Rutland.

Chadwick again turned up with his game face on however this time there was no stopping Richard Butler who negotiated the longer course in at time of 33 mins 17 seconds, beating his rival by just 13 seconds.

The longer course actually made for closer racing with the top four all within 44 seconds of each other, course record holder David Huck (BCW) finishing 4 seconds back in third and Tom Stephenson just pipping his brother Sam to 4th spot.

Of the 32 to take to the start it was good to see 6 ladies in the field. Not that that changed the first lady home as Christina Wiejak’s time of 36.41 placed her 10th and also put her on yet another role of honour with the Ladies course record.. Tamsin Vicary and Hollie Orr (BCW) followed her home with times that saw them both finish in the Top 20.

The PB’s continued to fall in big numbers on this 5th visit to the beautiful course. Joining Christina were Richard Helm, Richard Morgan, Graham Carrick, Gary Broadbent, Ian Barnes, Robin Gerrard & Tony Johnston.

These events are becoming more popular as the weeks go by and the Wheelers welcome cyclists of all abilities and ambition. For details on all things BCW head to

* All pictures courtesy of Alan Twinney

Written By
Mark Curwen

Mark Curwen

Bowls Editor

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