A NEW club record was set by Worcester St John’s cyclist Mark Corbett.

Corbett completed 25 miles in 49 minutes 21 seconds in the Bynea CC event in south Wales to become the first club member to go below 50 minutes.

Fellow club member Simon Adcook, who clocked 50.48 racing for Team Bottrill, said: “This is a genuine milestone for both Mark and WSJ. It was an incredibly tough day.”

Team-mates Martin Lines achieved 55.21, Martin Stanley 57.01 and Rikky Hughes 57.03. 

Second-claim member Simon Garrett did 50.33 for Team Echelon.

Corbett said he was delighted to tick off the event and that his success may have been due to a panic at the start of the day.

He said: “Perhaps it was the early adrenaline rush when I arrived at Rhigos Rugby Club (in Aberdare) to find it completely shut.

"I made a frantic phone call to discover the HQ was a few miles away in Hirwaun.

"Moral of the story — read the race programme properly!”

Five riders, all on road bikes, competed for Worcester St John's D&G Hughes Cup at a wet and hilly evening time trial at Bransford over 14 miles. 

Hughes claimed the silverware in 38.42 ahead of Jason Milner in 39.59, Martin Staines in 42.51, Andrea Turner in 45.35 and Paul Gardner in 47.06.

Peter Cockcroft and all the helpers ensured the trial went ahead.