Entries by John

Saunders rides a personal best in Godric open 10

Mark Saunders of Velo Club Baracchi rode a splendid personal best time of 21:48 in the Godric CC open 10-mile time trial based at Alburgh on Saturday. Saunders was in sixth place behind Stuart Fairweather (Team VeloVelocity) with 19:55, Simon Hanse (Stowmarket & District CC 20:14, Richard Carrington (West Suffolk Wheelers) 21:12, Steve Cave (Plomesgate […]

Partridge rides a 10 in 19:52 !

Nick Partridge of Velo Club Baracchi reached an exciting new milestone in the VTTA East Anglian Group 10-mile time trial by dipping for the first time under 20 minutes. He was elated with his time, 19:52, was good enough for fourth place behind three other riders in the nineteen minutes bracket. It was clearly a […]

Partridge masters the Lound course

Velo Club Baracchi rider Nick Partridge continued his winning ways with the fastest time in Gt Yarmouth CC’s club 10-mile time trial on last Thursday. His time was 21:57, a remarkable average of 27.33mph on the Lound-based sporting course, which partridge hopes he can better with more experience of it. Paul Reed of VCB recorded […]

Partridge beats Matthews in Godric 10

Velo Club Baracchi rider Nick Partridge squeaked a deserved win in the Godric CC club 10 last week, beating Harley Matthews of DAP CC by two seconds with a 20:54 ride. Other VCB times were Stuart Supple 23:17, Alex He 25:02, Mark Womack 27:02, Francesca Dixon-Grant 28:11, Jodie Lee 31:59 and John Swanbury and Kate […]

Partridge rides a course record in Stowmarket 10

Velo Club Baracchi rider Nick Partridge rode a course record and a great personal best of 20:04 to win the Stowmarket & District CC open 10-mile time trial on the A14 on Monday. The course was from Rougham to Woolpit and back.  Partridge’s closest rivals were Matt O’Brien of Partridge’s former club, Plomesgate Cc in […]

Partridge fastest VCB rider; Supple personal best in Godric 10

Nick Partridge of Velo Club Baracchi was the fastest rider in Godric CC’s 10-miile club time trial last week in 20:59. Stuart Supple of VCB with less than a handful of time trials to his credit was the second-fastest VCB rider with a personal best 23:07, in third place behind Simon Scott of Anglia Velo […]

VCB open 10 attracts 10 VCB riders

Velo Club Baracchi’s open 10-mile time trial on Monday featured a tie for the Jane Travers Memorial Trophy between local rider Denise Hurren of Team VeloVelocity and Sue Rust of Kettering CC in 24:31. Twelve VCB members took the start in the field of over 80 riders.  Despite the surprisingly hard day, first-time veteran competitor […]

Kate Churchill rides 313km audax in high winds

Velo Club Baracchi rider Kate Churchill’s cycling Saturday was not spoilt by the windy weather that had forced the cancellation of time trials, affecting others. Her event, the Capitals of East Anglia 313km Audax went ahead (that’s 197 miles). She reported that 57 brave souls started, with some trepidation, from Girton near Cambridge at 6am […]

Personal bests in the Gt Yarmouth CC Good Friday 10

Velo Club Baracchi riders started their long weekend with great rides including some personal bests in the Gt Yarmouth CC Good Friday 10-mile open time trial. Fastest of them was Nick Partridge in 20:44, but a 29:09 personal best by Francesca Dixon-Grant and a great debut ride by junior Billy Girling in 24:06 stood out. […]

Lucas He performs for Cambridge CC; VCB riders in Godric TT

Lowestoft rider Lucas He, riding for Cambridge University CC, had a successful weekend of time trials, with a contribution to his team’s win in the VTTA (East Anglia) 25-mile event and second place in another event. The first ride was on a triangular course near Newmarket Heath Airfield and Six Mile Bottom that avoided the […]

Partridge rides a 20; Lucas He 11th in a road racing bunch sprint

Nick Partridge of Velo Club Baracchi rode to sixth place with 46:10 in the Orwell Velo 20-mile time trial at Debenham on Saturday and was pleased but he declared he intends to improve further. Lucas He of VCB, who was riding in the same event for Cambridge University CC, went well enough to take second […]

Mountain biking at Mud Sweat and Gears

Six Velo Club Baracchi riders turned their attention on Sunday to mountain bike racing at the Mud Sweat and Gears Eastern Series round 2 at Henham and had a great time. Francesca Dixon-Grant took third place in the open female race, having been in close contention for second but she was still pleased with her […]

Mountain biking at Mud Sweat and Gears

Six Velo Club Baracchi riders turned their attention on Sunday to mountain bike racing at the Mud Sweat and Gears Eastern Series round 2 at Henham and had a great time. Francesca Dixon-Grant took third place in the open female race, having been in close contention for second but she was still pleased with her […]

A Saturday of audax riding – Ian Reid and John Thompson

Two Velo Club Baracchi members rode the Horsepower 200km Audax, on Saturday with very different aims and expectations. Ian Reid and John Thompson both rode. Ian Reid was using the event towards qualification for the Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP), a 1200km international Audax ride which takes place in August every fourth year and 2019 is one of […]

Partridge opens his account

New Velo Club Baracchi member Nick Partridge opened his account with sixth place overall and second veteran prize on age standards in Saturday’s open time trial. CC Breckland staged the 10-mile event on the B1108 from Hingham to the outskirts of Watton and back, where the first leg into the wind was the longer of […]

Godric reliability; Time trials to start with CC Breckland

Lowestoft cyclists have been taking advantage of the wonderfully warm spell of weather, some riding the Godric CC 100km reliability trial. John Thompson, who entered, was disappointed to puncture not long after setting off and he abandoned after soon afterwards. Others including VC Baracchi second-claim members had a better time. SAP CC’s Mark Richards and […]

Improved weather, club run and leisure ride

Improved weather tempted out local riders last week and on Sunday they found many groups of cyclists on the Suffolk roads. Velo Club Baracchi’s club run took place at 8.30am as usual from the Cotmer Road roundabout and a party of riders went to the café in Middleton. The club’s new leisure ride also went […]

Richards and Lucas He at Ely event

A weekend of weather that did not favour cycling put paid to some planned activities but elsewhere an early season time trial went ahead as planned. Local interest in the Ely & District CC Hardriders 25 comprised Mark Richards of DAP CC who came fourth in 57:09 and Lucas He, riding for Cambridge University CC, […]