Ben Keeley during King's Lynn Cycling Club's annual 25-mile trial

CYCLING: Freddy Pett was the first rider home in King’s Lynn Cycling Club’s annual 25-mile club time trial on a course based on their 10 course.

His time of 56.55 was almost two minutes faster than runner-up Ben Keeley, in 58.39.

Third in 58.42 was David Procter with Gary Smith and Simon Hardy finishing in an identical time of 1:00.05.

Other Lynn riders riding 25 miles were Martyn Priestley 1:02.07, James Dewart 1:02.56, Chris Workman 1:03.11, Andy Smith 1:07.15, John Winson 1:09.15, Marcus Hopkins 1:09.49, Gary Thurlow 1:10.04, Glyn Smith 1:11.54 and Donna Scott 1:12.19.

Riding a shorter 12-mile circuit were Miles Thomas 30.46 and Robert Florance 31.46. Other riders from local clubs included Peter Hunt (RAF CC) 1:00.39, Dan Pluck (KL Tri) 1:03.50, John and Johnny Appleby (API) riding their tandem 1:06.47 .

Lynn had eight riders in action at the East District CA 25-mile time trial on Sunday.

Based on a course near Wisbech, this always proves to have testing conditions.

Riders were met with drizzle and a ferocious Fenland breeze but Steve Neil still managed to clock 56.30 and seventh place.

Next home was Gary Smith in 58.50. This was his best time for two years and secured him the EDCA gold medal handicap award.

Other club times were Martin Priestley 1:02.57, Simon Hardy 1:04.08, Myles Higby 1:05.32 taking the award of EDCA Junior champion, Steve Bristow 1:05.48 and Gavin Costick, riding his first time trial since having a back operation, 1:19.07.

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* CYCLING: Up to 30 riders are turning up every week for King’s Lynn Cycling Club’s Thursday training rides, at 6.15pm.

What started as a small group meeting at the Sandboy pub in Bawsey has grown for the 22 to 30 mile circuit.

The sessions are good for all levels of cyclist, covering aspects of how to ride safely in a group, hill climbing techniques, how to correctly and how to safely draft other riders.

Each rider’s average speed increases with their progression of fitness and correct technique. A ‘social’ at the Sandboy completes the evening. All welcome.