Tom's on the road back

PUBLISHED: 14:12 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:29 26 October 2009

TEAM Welwyn rider Tom Gosbee is back on the road to fitness. Having taken part in all of the rounds of the Revolutions Track Meetings at Manchester during the winter, Gosbee made an excellent start to the season with sparkling performances in early circui

TEAM Welwyn rider Tom Gosbee is back on the road to fitness.

Having taken part in all of the rounds of the Revolutions Track Meetings at Manchester during the winter, Gosbee made an excellent start to the season with sparkling performances in early circuit races.

Unfortunately, his form suffered a blow when an accident put him off his bike for several weeks.

Making a comeback in the St Ives 10 mile Time Trial near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, Gosbee coped well with the windy conditions to complete the course in a time of 25 minutes 39 seconds.

That proved that he is well and truly back on the road to fitness.

In the same event, Phil Lisher finished with a time of 24 mins 02 secs and Simon Layfield 25.11.

It was a measure of the difficulty of the course that the winner, Sam Barker of Planet X, could manage only 22 minutes despite his best time for the distance being 19 mins 17 secs.

Team Welwyn duo Lisher and Layfield were back in action in the Norlond Time Trial Combine 10 mile on the outskirts of Milton Keynes.

With all the team members having ridden the Welwyn Track League on the Friday evening, there were some tired legs.

Up-and-coming youth rider Joe Magnus completed the course in 25.51, the fastest youth on the day.

Layfield clocked 25.29, while Lisher managed an improvement on the previous day to 23.56 for fastest junior.

However, they were put in the shade by Richard Webster's time of 22.56, which was good enough for fifth place in the event overall.


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