CYCLING: Nine two-up teams and 31 solo riders from a variety of clubs took to the roads on Saturday (April 18) in King’s Lynn Cycling Club’s Open time trial.

The challenging 25-mile course took in Stradsett corner, Stoke Ferry and Mundford with a strong headwind on the return leg.

The host club were represented by two teams in the two-up event. Kevin Piggott and Jo Brooks completed their first two-up in 1.19.29 with Miles Thomas and Chris Levy clocking 1.13.23.

Winners were Andrew Bean and Mark Farrow from Team Pedal Revolution in 59.51

The scratch (solo) event saw Lynn represented by Neil Holland (1.20.49), Kay Burgess (1.18.22), Phil Seaman (1.12.12, PB), Steve Bristow (1.08.56) and the fastest home solo rider Myles Higby (1.06.00).

The winner was Charlie Nurse of North Norfolk Wheelers in 58.13.

Higby said: “It was a tough race. The 13-mile out was exciting with many riders exceeding 35 mph but the return leg was like going into a wall due to the strong gusts of wind.

“Overall, it was a difficult race on a testing undulating course with tricky conditions.”

Club secretary and event organiser Simon Hardy said: “Congratulations to all winners and competitors on what was a challenging day.”

The club’s next 10 mile Open time trial is on May 2 on the Tottenhill course.

The weekly 10-mile time trial on the Tottenhill course on Wednesday saw 14 make and six female riders compete.

Times were, women: S Walduck 28.08, E Thompson 28.22, K Burgess 29.52, J Brooks 30.06, M Fletcher 32.05 and M Frary 34.22

Men: M Senter 22.44, D Webster 23.46, S Hardy 24.17, J Senter 25.25, K Piggott 26.47, P Seaman 26.53, C Levy 26.59, J Gyton 27.35, S Howling 27.54, A Sennett 28.24, N Holland 28.34, Ming Lo 30.03, G Allum 32.12 and P Barber 32.40.

The club have secured two four-person teams in the London Prudential 100-mile ride in August.

The teams will be made up from Francesca Hall, Carole Seaman, Nicola Pocklington, Julie Allum, Jo Brookes, Carole Seaman, Kay Burgess, Simon Hardy (riding for charity) Gary Bowles, Phil Seaman, Kerstan Muller.

The ride takes place in London and Surrey.