Partridge second in EDCA open 10

Nick Partridge of VC Baracchi took second place in the East District Cycling Association 10-mile time trial championship.

The winner was Lloyd Chapman of Plomesgate CC in 19:46 with Partridge second in 20:41 and Ben Beynon of VC Norwich third in 20:44.

Cindy Berry of DAP CC was the women’s champion with 23:44.

In last week’s Godric club 10-mile time trial Nick Partridge rode the winning time, 20:37.

Other VCB times were Paul Dennington 23:40, Paul Reed 25:35, John Swanbury 26:19 and Ryan Coles 27:30.

Ian Nixon of Cake Gang was Partridge’s nearest challenger, with 23:16, with Karle Howard of Ride harder third in 23:39.

In Saturday’s extreme heat (above 30 degrees) the CC Breckland open 50 on the A11 went ahead, with quite a large proportion of non-finishers.

Paul Dennington of VCB was one of the successful riders, with 2-06:06.

Chris Womack did not finish and neither Paul Hayward nor Mark Saunders started.

Fast riders included Mark Smith of Crawley Wheelers, (1-44:52), Chris Holmes of Twickenham CC (1-46:07 and David Shepherd of a3crg (1-48:05).

Zac Herrod of Team Derby showed the way to everyone in the Gt Yarmouth CC club 10 with 21:00.

VCB times were Dennington 24:17, Hayward 24:41 and Billy Girling 25:49.  The fastest GYCC rider was Simon Tate in 25:10.

The “Wrinklies” ride last Friday was popular and John Neeve led on a route of just over 40 miles.  These rides are not club based and set off at 9am on Tuesdays and Fridays from Carlton Colville church, often in several ability groups.

Ian Reid has been getting in some long rides to keep up his endurance for the Paris-Brest-Paris ride in August, while John Thompson, in further early preparation for an audax event he is planning, got in about 85 miles.

Thompson said that he started at about 7.15am and rode to Diss by the direct route.  There, in the company of a lot of other cyclists, he had a “stomping full English,” at the Angle cafe, which set him up for the rest of the ride.  

He then rode the few miles to Brome for the route measuring, which took him via Eye, Debenham, and Woodbridge to Bromeswell, where his work was completed.  From there it was via Snape, Leiston, Blythburgh and Henstead.

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