Competitors take slow route to success in Saltford cycle challenge

Published on: 05 Aug 2016

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Slow and steady wins the race, goes the adage – and a competition in Saltford recently proved how true that is.

Saltford Environment Group held its second Slow Cycle challenge last month, inviting competitors to cycle a 25-metre stretch as slowly as they possibly could without putting their feet on the ground.

The contest was held at Saltford Primary School’s summer fair, making a return after it debuted at Saltford Festival last year.

Testing cyclists’ balance and control, the challenge was won by Ben Scott who took an impressive five minutes and five seconds to complete the course. In the junior section, for those aged 11 and under, Benny Hodgson won with a time of 44 seconds.

Organisers, from Saltford Environment Group, said special mention should be made of Ava Gregory, who achieved 36 seconds after three determined attempts in the junior section and was the slowest girl.

The winners were presented with trophies featuring pedals and chainrings.

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