Entries by John

VCB’s Chris Womack underlines his credentials at 10 and 100 miles

Chris Womack, VC Baracchi’s supervet, underlined his credentials with a fast ride in a 10-mile time trial on the A11 beyond Newmarket and then a great ride in a 100-mile event. The 100-mile event was the East District Cycling Association championship time trial, using the more northern parts of the A11 between Attleborough and Browick. […]

Dennington and Wink win VCB’s 2-up Baracchi Trophy

Paul Dennington and Keith Wink of Velo Club Baracchi were the winners of annual Baracchi Trophy two-up competition staged last week within the Godric CC 25-mile club time trial. It proved to be difficult to get teams together, partly because of the football but also because one of the club’s riders had (as someone always […]

Dennington and Hayward both ride well for VC Baracchi

Paul Dennington of VC Baracchi took second place the Gt Yarmouth CC club time trial on Thursday with a time of 24:06, behind Jonny Hawes of the host club (23:45) and beating Nick Esser of Dap CC into third (24:16). The evening event on the course from Lound attracted sixteen riders, amongst them VCB’s Richard […]

50-mile personal best for Paul Hayward

Paul Hayward of Velo Club Baracchi tackled the Godric CC 50-mile open time trial on Sunday and came away with a course personal best time of 2-04:56. The event up and down sections of the Waveney Valley course on the A143 between the Stockton roundabout and the Needham roundabout is by no means the fastest […]

Hayward, Dennington and Womack in CCB 10

Paul Hayward of Velo Club Baracchi rode well in the CC Breckland open 10-mile time trial from Attleborough to Snetterton and back to record 21:28. Paul Dennington’s time was 22:22 and Chris Womack achieved 25:02. The winner was Jason Bouttell of Team Vision Racing – Silverhook in 19:04, with Matthew Senter of Team VeloVelocity second […]

Hayward leads VCB in EDCA 10

Paul Hayward of Velo Club Baracchi rode well for fifteenth place in the East District Cycling Association’s 10-mile championship time trial. 39-year-old Hayward’s time on the triangular course at Tottenhill, near King’s Lynn was 22:47. VCB’s veterans John Swanbury and Chris Womack achieved 25:56 and 26:09 respectively. Team VeloVelocity rider Matthew Senter set a new […]

Mark Saunders rides well at Lound

VC Baracchi’s Mark Saunders took second place with 23:45 in Gt Yarmouth CC’s club 10 at Lound. Other VCB times were Paul Dennington, fourth in 24:50, Stuart Chase fifth in 25:35 and Richard Allen 30:44.  The winner was Brian Yates of Carrick CC in 22:54 and the fastest GYCC rider was Stephen Dixon-Grant in 24:40. […]

VCB’s Hayward strong in Godric club TT

Paul Hayward of Velo Club Baracchi was the club’s fastest rider in last week’s Godric CC 10-mile club time trial. He rode well to record 22:21 for third place in conditions that were challenging, with a northerly crosswind. If any advantage was to be gained from the wind it was mostly on the way out […]

Paul Hayward rides a fast 25 in VC Norwich event

Paul Hayward of Velo Club Baracchi rode well to finish in 24th place with 54:02 in the VC Norwich 25-mile open time trial from Larling on the A11 road. Denise Hurren of Wrentham who rides for Sole Bay Cycle Sport rode brilliantly and broke the women’s course record with 55:57.  Her club-mate achieved 53:44. Matthew […]

Three VCB personal bests on the E2 course

The remarkable weather encouraged VC Baracchi riders to personal bests in the Lea Valley CC 10 on the A11 dual carriageway at Six Mile Bottom on Saturday and it provided great conditions for the club’s own open event on Monday. Lucas He achieved 20:01, Paul Hayward 21:26 and Alex He 22:58 in the Lea Valley […]

Only Swanbury to write about this week

John Swanbury of Velo Club Baracchi was the only rider from the club to take part in time trials last week, partly as the poor weather discouraged turnout. Tuesday’s Godric CC club 10-mile event on the A143 at Earsham would normally have attracted a good entry, as it was their first evening event of the […]

Four VCB riders in Wolsey Road Club 25; Lucas He fastest of them

The Wolsey Road Club’s open 25-mile time trial based at Wortwell on Sunday attracted an entry of seventy-two riders including twenty-seven ladies. Top Velo Club Baracchi rider was again Lucas He, who won the junior prize with 56:04 with the fifth-fastest time of the day. Other VCB times were Paul Hayward 1-02:26, Alex He 1-04:11 […]

Lucas sets new 10-mile personal best at Godric 10

Velo Club Baracchi junior Lucas He underlined his credentials with a sizzling new personal best on Saturday in the Godric CC club time trial. Riding in the 10-mile event on the A143 Bungay bypass from Earsham, Lucas bettered his previous ride on the same road by over a minute to win the event in a […]

Lucas He is VCB star in GYCC 10

VCB riders had various successes as the new local time trial season sprang to life in Gt Yarmouth CC’s open 10-mile time trial on Good Friday on the A143 Beccles bypass. In the junior competition VCB’s Lucas He won convincingly with a time of 21:44. His opposition was James Prosser of CC Ashwell who recorded […]

Looking forward to GYCC’s open 10

Local riders in Velo Club Baracchi enjoyed a good club run on Sunday, covering around 50 miles on a circuit taking in Halesworth and Homersfield. The informal “Wrinklies rides on Tuesdays and Fridays from Carlton Colville church, which include VCB members and others, have also been popular. John Thompson, VCB’s audax and reliability trial enthusiast, […]

Hayward and Reed in Cyclo-cross; weather affects riding (except JT)

Before the weekend’s drop in temperatures the rides by the informal “Wrinklies” groups were quite well attended and it seemed almost spring-like. In Fridays faster group were Keith Wink, Paul Dennington, Shaun Davey, John Swanbury and Ian Read and they covered about 50 miles. Paul Hayward and Paul Reed of VC Baracchi rode in the […]

John Thompson rides Horsepower 200

The early rain on Sunday generally discouraged some of the VC Baracchi riders from gathering for a club run but it was fine later in the morning and riders were out. VCB member John Thompson rode Saturday’s “Horsepower 200” audax event. Basing himself at Barnston, just outside Great Dunmow, for the weekend, he managed a […]

VCB members get out in Wrinklies ride in thaw

Cycling has been hit by the snowy weather and the time trial that VC Baracchi members had entered has been postponed. This week it has been possible to get out again and two different rides by members of the informal friendship group known as the Wrinklies, comprising VCB members and others, were able to enjoy […]