Kenninghall ace puts in double time on the roads

Colin Mantle (Mildenhall CC), Under-12 Series winner. Picture: Fergus Muir

Colin Mantle (Mildenhall CC), Under-12 Series winner. Picture: Fergus Muir - Credit: Archant

Kenninghall roadman Tom Fitzpatrick scored a double win in winning on the Redbridge circuit and then taking the Ike Saul Memorial road race near Cambridge.

In Sunday's race Fitzpatrick, back with the Diss CC, attacked early with Paul McGrath (North Road). Six others later bridged to this break. Having survived having to tighten his saddle with an Allen key borrowed from neutral service, Fitzpatrick rejoined and eventually got clear of the break, again in the company of McGrath. He finally beat the North Roader in the sprint on Claypit Hill while 42 seconds later Martin Ruepp (Strada Sport) outsprinted three others for fourth place.

The course record fell to David McGaw (Cambridge CC) as he won the CC Breckland 10 in 20:30 on a bright, but windy, Hingham to Watton road. Daniel Bloy (VeloVelocity) was just inside Mark Arnold's old record with 21:02 for second, followed by Jim Burgess, who was Best Vet on Standard with his 21:13 at age 42.

Sally Withey (VC Norwich, 25:48), was top woman, but Francesca Rust, (VeloVelocity) was only nine seconds slower.

Push Sport's 5x3, entry-level MTB Series was rounded off at UEA, with a double for the Mantle family from Feltwell – Colin Mantle took the Under 12 Series, dad Matthew topped the Senior list, while mum Diane was fifth overall in the Women. Em Quantrill (King's Lynn MTB) tied up the Women's Series with another win at UEA, while Zac Herrod from Beccles took the Youth Series with a win.

In the spirit of the Series some of the fastest young riders rode up a category, with Dougal Toms (Iceni Velo) and Sophie Wright (Team CCN) for instance, riding the last race, which Toms won from Darren Evans, who started with a training ride.