CYCLING: Increasing numbers of riders are taking part in the weekly Wednesday evening 10-mile time trials at King’s Lynn CC, writes Phillip Seaman.
It is a long season, running until the middle of August so many riders are still on ‘winter legs’ and working to find their fitness. Sixteen riders enjoyed a sunny evening last week but this proved to be a disguise as strong winds heading from the Bexwell roundabout to Stradsett made it a tough test.
Jack Watts, 16, has already taken several minutes off his best time, finishing in 26.07.
Fastest finisher was Jamie Sparrow, clocking 22.28, with David Webster, 25.14 second and Ken Roesner third, 25.28.
Other times: Nicki Brown 27.03, Kris Goldsmith 27.10, James Sutton 27.37, Shelly Walduck 28.51, Simon Hardy 28.44, Sam May 37.15 and Tony Pym Hember 42.47.
On Easter Friday the club held their traditional 10-mile time trial, which attracted 38 riders from as far afield as Watford.
The weather was very favourable but too hot for many of the riders.
Father and son, Ming and Freddy Lo, were going to ride together but were thwarted by a puncture on the start line and missed their timed positions.
Lynn times: Simon Hardy 24.14, Ken Roesner 24.51, Nicki Brown 26.34, Trevor Marshall 28.39, Karmarla Lawson 28.57, Maureen Wolfe 30.42, Paul Johnson 32.09, Sarah Hardy 32.48, Steve Mickleborough 35.29 and Sam May 36.38.
Justin Gyton rode against 96 other riders in the Shaftesbury CC 25 time trial, finishing 14th in 55.59.
David Webster and sisters Bethany and Florence Barnett were racing in a closed roads event in Fakenham. Florence won her u14 race and Bethany the u16 race.