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 course record 19:45 despite the slowing effect of a couple of miles of new chippings and also won the team prize with Ben Stancombe, second in 20:46 and David Procter, third in 21:20.

The ladies’ champion was Cindy Berry of Pedal Power Cycles Ipswich in 23:17, 20th out of the 63 overall. Jenny Anderson of Gt Yarmouth CC (a VCB second claim member) achieved 26:07.

On veteran standard times the best performances were by David Procter of Team VeloVelocity with a “plus” of 5:54 (by which he beat his age-related standard time) from his 21:20 scratch time at age 56 and Richard Glover of CC Ashwell. second with +5:44 at age 78 from 25:14.

In last Tuesday’s Godric CC 10-mile club time trial at Earsham VCB’s Paul Dennington achieved 23:15 and Swanbury 25:58.

Nick Partridge of Plomesgate CC won in 21:16 with Simon Boyle of Orwell Velo second in 22:21 and Paul Shelley from Diss third in 23:07.  Dennington was fifth and twenty rode.  It was sunny, cool and breezy from the north.

There was a mass turnout for the Gt Yarmouth CC club 10 at Lound, as 31 riders from local multi-sports club Rock Estate used it as their club championship, all on road bikes.

Mark Richards of Rock Estate who rides first claim for Dap CC won that championship and was fastest overall in 22:50.

Liam Gentry was second overall in 23:30, also riding for Rock Estate and Louis Julian riding for Dap CC took third in 23:47.  Jonny Hawes of GYCC was their fastest, finishing sixth in 24:26.

VCB rider Paul Dennington put in a strong performance on this sporting course in 24:31 for seventh place and the other VCB times were Chris Womack 27:48 and Alex He on a road bike 28:23.

Both riding for Rock Estate, Mark Saunders and Paul Hayward of VCB achieved 25:15 and 25:54 respectively.

John Thompson rode the “Herts High Five” 209km audax and saw that fellow VCB member Kate Churchill was also riding.

Based in Ware it included parts of the Chilterns National Park and the highest points in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex, with 7,000 feet of climbing.

Thompson said, “I was apprehensive,” but ended up “well pleased” with his 12 hours and 40 minutes.  With a jaunt the day before and riding to and from his digs he rode about 134 miles.

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