|Paul Lee in Calder 25 2010|
Paul Lee, making his debut season as a Calder rider has won the 2010 Sturgess Trophy, taking the title from Ian Broadley who won in 2009. The trophy is based on the most consistent and improving riders in the Calder Clarion summer mid week 10 mile Time Trial Series. Paul rode 13 of the 15 events, more than any other rider, but the rules of the competition legislate that only the best 10 rides count towards league positions.
The Sturgess Trophy is a Calder Clarion closed event, limited to Club members. This year for the first time, an Open handicap League covering all participants in the summer evening 10 mile TT series was held. 13 cyclists competed for the Sturgess Trophy and 56 for the Open handicap event.
Paul was also victorious in the Open event and 2nd place in both leagues went to Calder’s Kevin Watson. Andrew Spittlehouse was 3rd in the Sturgess Trophy and Sowerby Brothers RC consistent rider Ian Lindsay was 3rd in the Open Event.
The fastest rides of the season on the Normanton Bypass course was Alistair Wareham’s (Team Swift) 23.07 and on the Doncaster Road course was Guy Willard’s (Wakefield Triathlon) 22.17. The Tandem Trophy was won by Sean and Ruth Turner (Pontefract Cycling Club). The Ways Week event went to Ian Lindsay of Sowerby Brothers Racing Team.
Full Sturgess Trophy and Open Handicap Results