Florence Barnett racing hard during the Jeugdtour Assen European Junior Cycling Tour in Holland.Picture: SUBMITTED.

CYCLING: Le Tour might be over for another year, but King’s Lynn CC sisters Bethany and Florence Barnett have been in tour action of their own.

The young Barnett sisters have been very busy recently, riding after the Tour de France had finished.

They are taking part in the six-day Jeugdtour Assen European Junior Cycling Tour in Holland.

Their dad Ray said: “The first day was the 1.7km prologue and Bethany got a decent grid position and had a good race. 

“Florence has her mojo back and after a recent gear issue managed 18th place.”

Lynn’s time trial season is nearly finished and competition has been fierce during the past three weeks. Like the recent weather, the race for the points has been hotting up and many personal bests have been achieved. 

Three different riders have taken the honours with Jamie Sparrow clocking 21.24 for first place on July 17, Jack Watts winning a week later with 22.07 and David Webster chalking up first place with 21.39 on July 27.

Other times – July 17: Jack Watts 22.09, Chris Sopp 22.20, Simon Riches 22.24, David Webster 23.22, J Sutton 25.08, Trevor Marshall 25.19, Simon Hardy 25.22, Nicky Brown 25.36, J Redhead 26.00, Paul Johnson 31.18, Ming Lo 33.46, Freddy Lo 34.46, 

July 24: David Webster 23.26, Simon Hardy 24.42, Ray Barnett 25.46, Trevor Marshall 26.33, Bethany Barnett 27.41, Ming Lo 29.22, Paul Johnson 31.11, 2up Alec and Abby Marshall 35.23, 

July 27: Jamie Sparrow 21.47, Jack Watt 22.41, Trevor Marshall 26.21.

The London Prudential 100 miles sportive took place last weekend and among thousands of riders, Lynn members James Stevens, Paul Johnson and Jason Blackwell rode in it.

The Adrian Flux Lap of Anglia charity cycle ride around East Anglia for the East Anglian Air Ambulance starts in Lynn on Wednesday and Lynn CC riders Helen Senior, Jackie Jillings, Simon Hardy, Bridget Tomlinson Mark Sands, Andrew Coker and David Horsfield will be taking part, covering 425 miles over four days and climbing the equivalent of half the height of Everest – 14,167ft, all without leaving East Anglia.

As well as the Lynn CC Go Ride juniors’ section, race team coach David Webster will be training the young riders for future events. 

World Guinness record holder Robbie Ferrie was racing the Trans Continental route recently but had to pull out due to injury.

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