CYCLING: David Procter showed the greatest sense of urgency as storms threatened the latest King’s Lynn Cycling Club time trial.
A humid and hot evening saw 20 riders compete for club points and, with the risk of thunderstorms, they did not hang about.
A short sharp shower was followed by spectacular lightning and many interludes with dry spells and rainbows but that failed to divert Procter’s attention and he stormed home in a time of 21.48.
James Senter was second in 21.56, ahead of Simon Hardy, 23.18.
Other times were: Miles Thomas 23.39, Justin Gyton 24.10, Ray Barnett 24.22, Maciej Malyszka 24.27, Chris Levy 25.10, Ming Lo 26.53, Kay Burgess 27.08, Neil Holland 27.12.
Paul Hunt 28.15, Tye Rugg (junior) 29.03, Peter Barber 30.16, Alastair Bingham
32.33, Maria Frary 33.38, Bethany Barnett 41.10
(junior), Gavin Buffham DNF.
Guest riders: Myles Higby (Loughborough Students CC) 23.35, Robin Parker (Wisbech Wheelers) 29.10.
James Senter raced in the Anglia Velo 10 mile open time trial on Saturday on the A14.
Weather conditions were a hot and humid 28 degrees and perfect for racing.
Senter said the first leg went well and he hit a top speed of 39.4 mph at an average speed of 29.5mph.
He had to slow for four cars on the return leg and only averaged 25.8mph.
“The last mile to the finish was hard going, up a slight hill on the slip road to the finish line,” said Senter, who finished in sixth place with a time of 21.41 (average 27.8mph).