High road suits Rob this time

Two Norfolk cyclists were flying in the latest 75-mile Lakeland Loup as the Team Streetlife returned to Cumbria. A total of more than 700 started the race, which involves the steepest hill climb in the country over Hardknott Pass, including three members of the city-based team.

Two Norfolk cyclists were flying in the latest 75-mile Lakeland Loup as the Team Streetlife returned to Cumbria.

A total of more than 700 started the race, which involves the steepest hill climb in the country over Hardknott Pass, including three members of the city-based team.

Veteran Norwich cyclist, Rob Hernstron, aged 44, achieved a dramatic improvement of more than 200 places on last year's race to finish 56th overall in 4 hours 33 minutes. And fellow club member, Darren Evans, aged 37, who also lives in Dereham Road, had the team's best finish in 42nd place with a time of 4 hours 29 minutes.

Aaron Frisby, aged 38, of Laburnham Avenue, Taverham, who was competing in his first Lakeland race, finished exactly half-way in 237th place out of the 474 finishers, in 5 hours 24 mins.


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He has just taken up cycling again after a sabbatical from the saddle of almost 20 years and was featured in the EDP's Down Memory Lane's feature on Wednesday last week in the 1986 Gasp up Gas Hill.

Team Streetlife, which has a total of 33 members and is linked to the Nelson Street cycle shop, has made a dozen entries in the Dragon Ride in June, which is one of the biggest races in Britain and usually attracts more than 5,000 competitors.

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