Womack makes mistake but no disgrace!

Chris Womack of Velo Club Baracchi had a reasonable ride with 27:28 in the Plomesgate CC 10-mile time trial.

A bum view of Womack riding recently at Somerleyton

This event was on the sporting course from Sudbourne, passing Bentwaters and through Tunstall.

Racing conditions were ideal; dry, sunny with a slight wind.

Womack made things hard for himself by inadvertently taking the wrong exit on a roundabout, heading into a housing estate and taking about a minute to get back on route.

He put it down too a “senior moment” but these things are easy to do. Womack’s consolation was that even at this early stage of the season he is clearly fit enough to have achieved a “26” or even a “25” on a sporting course.

The winner was Mark Arnold of Team Pedal Revolution in 21:54.

John Thompson rode the Stevenage CTC 210km (131 miles) Audax from Fairlands Park in Stevenage.  Places visited on his route to reach controls included Reed, near Royston, Thaxted at 36 miles, Lavenham at 66 miles, Thaxted, Finchingfield and Great Hormead.

He said, “Having a tail wind return was glorious.  I really savoured it!  I’ve been riding the event for a few years and for me it was a first.” His time was a little under 11.5 hours.

  • Enrolment for the Beccles Cycle for Life charity ride on May 13 organised by the Rotary Club of Beccles has started.

There is a choice of distances (7, 15, 15, 40 and 50 miles) and it is suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

As before, the fundraising is for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the Rotary club’s charitable trust.

See www.becclescycleforlife.org for details, photos from last year and application forms (individual, family or team).