The weather was kind yet again as nearly 90 keen Lanequesting cyclists converged on the Royal Oak Cartmel, start and finish venue for Lakeland Lanequest number 4.

Taking a night off from competing, planner Jo Cleary used her local knowledge to good effect by creating a head scratching course encompassing the many hilly lanes in the area, including the infamous Tow Top climb to the North East of High Newton, and the intricate lanes around Kents Bank.

It was Ulverston’s David Heffernan who ran out of luck this week- a puncture limiting his score to 250 points, whilst arch rival and 2018 champion Tom Gibbs continued to storm up the overall league by clearing all 30 Control Points just within the allotted two hours- yet again demonstrating his elite climbing skills on a road bike.

Another competitor to suffer bad luck was Natland’s David Hollingham, who was one of a number who failed to find a marked crossing of the A590 between High Newton and Ayside, which cost him 20 points.
Results from the night:
Solo Men: 1 Tom Gibbs 302 points; 2 David Hollingham 274 points; 3 Andy Stubbs 264 points
Solo Women: 1 Angela Brand Barker 240 points; 2 Victoria Upton 226 points; 3 Rebecca Beedle 220 points
Adult Pairs/3’s: 1 James Annan and Julia Hargreaves 242; 2 Richard Davies and Julia Richardson 216; Colin and Gillian Fell 200 points
Overall league Men: 1 David Heffernan 1104 points; 2 David Hollingham 1073; 3 Andy Stubbs 1042 points
Overall League: Women 1 Jo Cleary 1035 points; 2 Hannah Cleary Hughes 933 points; 3 Helen Jackson 814 points
Overall League: Pairs 1. R&J Richardson 912 points; 2 C & J Fell 838 points; 3 J Annan and J Hargreaves 672 points
Remaining events:
2nd July- Stag Inn, Dufton CA16 6DB                    Charity- Eden Valley Hospice
9th July- Wilfs Café Staveley (followed by series prizegiving) LA8 9AR.   Charity TBC
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