ALAN Kemp returned to cycling after an 18-year absence and approaching 60 at the weekend.
He had retired on a high, winning the Fryer National Series, and he made his comeback in the same vein, winning the League of Veterans Pinvin Road Race at Kingswinford, West Midlands.
The Weaver Valley rider was constantly on the attack in the 40-miler, breaking away on lap two to be joined by six other riders at the start of fourth lap.
He was leading with some 300 yards to go and he held off the challenge of the rest, including former international Les West, taking the verdict by a good two lengths.
Kemp's next race will be on the tough circuit at Denbigh, North Wales.
Sunday's club run leaves the Iron Bridge, Castle, for Longnor, Derbyshire, at 9.30am. Newcomers are welcome.
The annual Ron Sant reliability trial takes place again on Easter Sunday, starting at Tarporley (8.30am).