CYCLING: Team Velovelocity took all three podium places in King’s Lynn Cycling Club’s 25-mile time trial at Fincham on Saturday.
Matthew Senter powered to the win with a time of 53.40. He was followed home by team-mates Daniel Bloy (54.04) and David Procter (55.30), wrapping up the team prize in the process.
Fourth-placed Ben Stancombe was the home club’s fastest rider, coming home in 55.41.
Thunder storms threatened to cause disruption and of the 83 riders entered, only 61 took to the start line, 12 from the hosts.
Ivan Carr recorded a time of exactly one hour.
A cluster of seven riders were separated by just 11 seconds, three in Lynn colours. Event organiser Simon Hardy led the group with 1.03.00, with Ray Barnett on 1.03.09, pipping Justin Gyton by just two seconds.
Kay Burgess was the fastest Lynn woman and also won the prize for fifth lady overall, crossing the line in 1.06.40, four minutes off winner Denise Hurren, of Sole Bay CS.
Chris Levy clocked 1.10.22, followed by Trevor Marshall, 1.13.16, and Flo Thatcher, who was credited with a time 1.13.44 but this included a one-minute time penalty for missing her allotted start time.
In the juniors category, Lynn were represented by two 13-year-olds, Bethany Barnett and Tye Rugg. They were both some way off the winning time of 57.21 set by Lucas He, of VC Baracchi, who came sixth overall, but both got on to the podium. Barnett’s 1.18.58 secured runner-up spot ahead of Rugg’s 1.21.36.
Completing the line-up for Lynn was Sam May, who came home in 1.25.52.
The handicap competition was won by Derek Cawston of Wolsey RC with a nett time of 40.48.