Team VeloVelocity claim clean sweep in DAP CC's inaugural 10-mile time trial
PUBLISHED: 09:25 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:25 25 September 2018
The combined power of Team VeloVelocity riders Mattew Senter, Ben Stancombe and Stuart Fairweather dominated the inaugural DAP CC 10-mile time trial at Wortwell.
They finished in times of 19:41, 20:10 and 20:12 respectively, while organiser Mark Richards was finished fourth in 20:32.
Velo Club Baracchi’s talented 18-year-old Lucas He from Lowestoft, in his last year as a junior and about to start a degree course, was next fastest in 21:08.
Quick riders included Liam Gentry of DAP CC 21:48, Dan Blackburn of VC Norwich 21:51 and Andrew Leggett of Team VeloVelocity 21:57.
Fastest lady was Kay Burgess of Team VeloVelocity in 24:07 with Julia Freeman of Easterley Road club second in 24:10 and Jan Smith of Gt Yarmouth CC third in 24:44.
Chris Nudds of CC Breckland had to settle for third place in the veteran prizes with a “plus” (by which he beat his age-related veteran standard time) of 4:55 from his actual time of 24:07 at age 70.
Gary Pamment and Barry McDonald of 3T-Racing won the tandem event in 20:40.
Most of those who entered the Godric CC 25 Waveney Valley course thought better of it when they saw the rainy forecast, but the event went ahead in increasingly wet conditions.
A complete drenching awaited the brave souls who took part or acted as marshals and timekeepers.
Harley Matthews of DAP CC won in 54:30 with Stuart Fairweather of Team VeloVelocity second in 54:50. Sarah Kelman of St Ives CC was top lady with 1-09:10. Lucas He excelled again with 56:17 for third place, with VCB club-mates Paul Hayward on 1-01:31 and Paul Wright 1-03:19 and Lucas’s father Alex He 1-05:09.
VCB veterans John Swanbury and Ali Banks from Lowestoft elected on Saturday to ride the tandem event in the VTTA (East Anglian) 30-mile time trial on dual carriageways near Newmarket. They finished third but with 1-04:36, a veteran national age record for their combined ages. The solo event did not feature local riders, who missed a good day despite drizzle. Stuart Travis of Team Bottrill set a competition record of 53:44.