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 Allen twelfth in 30:17.

VCB riders in the CC Breckland open 25-mile time trial from Larling on the A11 road on Wednesday enjoyed a warm evening but had to contend with quite a strong headwind for the first leg.

Despite this, Paul Hayward rode into fifteenth place with a pleasing 56:52 and Paul Dennington was also glad to achieve 58:26 for eighteenth place.

Both had clearly worked hard on the slightly shorter tailwind return, as had Chris Womack, whose 1-04:36 worked out to a veteran “plus” of 10:29 under his age-related veteran standard for fifteenth place in the veteran competition.

It was significantly better than John Swanbury’s 1-06:17 and +8:19, which was 20th on that basis out of the 30 veterans there.

Ben Stancombe was the fastest rider with 50:41, with a tie on 50:53 for second between Daniel Northover of Finsbury Park CC and Harley Matthews of Dap CC.

In the Godric 10 – Alex and Lucas he, Paul Reed, Stuart Chase, John Swanbury, Kate Churchill

In the Godric CC 10-mile club time trial last Tuesday Lucas He of VCB won against some strong opposition by a margin of two seconds.

His time was 21:51 and hot on his heels were the previous week’s winner Nick Partridge of Plomesgate CC with 21:52 and Toby Morrell of North Norfolk Wheelers with 21:56.

Other VCB times were Stuart Chase 23:31, Alex He 25:06, Paul Reed 25:40 and on the tandem John Swanbury and Kate Churchill 23:57.

Twenty-five rode and the evidence from most of the times was that it was a harder week than the one before, even though the wind was lighter.  Perhaps this was because it was a headwind finish in high pressure conditions.

On Sunday’s club run Keith Wink, Paul Dennington, Lucas He, Alex He, Paul Reed, Chris Womack, Joe Macdonald and Chris Wallis set out and at Halesworth Wallis returned but they met Kate Churchill at Framlingham, the café stop. They rode 66 miles at 19 mph.

John Thompson of VCB had a separate ride to Rumburgh, Metfield and Fressingfield to Eye where he made “a good café discovery, The Cafeeye, and enjoyed a full English breakfast and three mugs of tea!”

The ride back was a different route to plan part of his proposed new audax ride and he rode about 70 miles in all.

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