Darling and Smith defy the wet conditions

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On Monday night, Kelso Wheelers held a 10-mile two-up time trial on the Birgham course. Five teams took part in very wet conditions.

It was touch and go whether to start or cancel the event, but the die-hard cyclists wanted it to go ahead and the weather did not slow them down.

The pairing of Kenny Darling and Jeremy Smith won in 21 minutes 53 seconds.

Other results: 2, M. Burgher/C. Stevenson 22.28; 3, S. Gaunt/R. Ure 23.22; 4, D. Richardson/ K. Wilson 24.26; 5, R. Connell/G. Ford 25.52.

Next week is the last time trial of the season, a five-miler from Birgham to Kelso – sign on at Woodside Park no later than 6pm.