South Yorkshire Times, August 3.
Conisbrough Trio just 17 seconds short of British 25 miles Record.
Conisbrough Ivanhoe Cycling Clubs team of Barry Breeden, Tony Moffat and Brian Hodkin – they´re getting faster every week – came within six seconds each of making national history in the Brodsworth Racing C.C.25 mile time trial on the Blyth course on Sunday.
In fact the race itself made history. It was the fastest “25” in Britain this year, no fewer than 57 of the 120 competitors. “beating the hour” and 30 of them completing the course in under 59 minutes.
Conditions were ideal, with a slight following breeze along the final stretch of the Great North Road from Marking More to blight, when riders were able to push upwards of 100 inch gears.
At 27, M.P.H..
Breeden and Moffat dead heated with 27 mph ride in 55 min 20 seconds, and with Hodkin following with a 56.56 performance, the Conisbrough team came to within 17 seconds of the all-time British 25 mile team record of two hours 47 min 19 seconds, set up by Old Portlians last year, but they dead heated for second place.
Club record went down like ninepins in this Brodsworth race – easily the best ever time trial in the North Midlands – with Conisbrough Ivanhoe, Rockingham and Birdwell Wheelers all making new team records.
A remarkable coincidence was that while Conisbrough Ivanhoe’s top two, Breedon and Moffat dead heated for second place, Rockingham pair John Blacker and Mike McNamara, tied for eighth place in 56.45