THE North Shropshire Wheelers were back in action after a long break, with a new member joining the team.

The road cycling club has not peddled in anger for several months because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but with restrictions being lifted the team has begun cycling competitively again.

Wednesday evening 10-mile time-trials have resumed, albeit only between club members, and the team has been strengthened by the arrival of Doug Slater.

In their most recent session, held on Wednesday, July 15, club regular James Neale topped the charts, with a time of 24 minutes and 15 seconds.

New member Doug Slater was not far behind in second, posting a 24:55 and he narrowly beat Gareth Brookes, who finish third with a time of 25:07.

Elaine Langley was the fastest woman in the field, finishing ninth with a time of 33:40, beating 10th-place Lin Boughy's time of 35:07.

Event organiser Mo Cliff praised both the riders and the marshals for helping the race run smoothly.

"Well done to all riders tonight," she said. "At least it stayed dry.

"Many thanks to Geoff Edgerton, Dave Wilson, Dave Drew, Christine Whitehurst and Malc Woolley for all the help with timekeeping, putting signs out and in and marshalling.

"Hope to see all the riders there again next week."