WINSFORD Wheelers’ Lloyd Smith has set himself the goal of completing a 25-mile cycling time trial in under an hour.

After the first lockdown ended he achieved a 1hr 00mins 28secs personal best on the Cheshire course J2/9.

Lloyd said he did not specifically train for the PB as he was unsure if racing would return at that stage.

He explained that throughout the lockdowns cycling has ‘kept him sane’ and his fitness has benefited.

Training consisted of solo rides and taking advantage of the weather and traffic free roads!

His next event is this weekend, representing the town in the North West Cyclo Cross Association.

Lloyd pointed out how the Wheelers have been operating during the second lockdown.

“Our club has adhered to all tier systems,” he said.

“Club rides have been cancelled and members have been taking part in either solo rides or socially distanced rides that adhere to Government and British Cycling guidance."

Meanwhile, clubmate Nikki Morley has raised £1,800 for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice while in lockdown.

“She set herself a sponsors challenge of cycling 50 miles a day for one week,” said Lloyd.

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Nikki Morley, Winsford Wheelers

“The club has also supported local causes such as donations to Winsford United Football Club for their shortfall in ticket money and donated to a young boy who had his bike stolen.”