Partridge third in the CC Breckland open 10, with Hayward and Swanbury also rans

In last Thursday’s CC Breckland open 10 on the A11 between Attleborough and the Snetterton roundabouts, Velo Club Baracchi rider Nick Partridge took third place with 21:44.

Team-mates Paul Hayward and John Swanbury recorded 23:36 and 26:14 respectively.

There was only one second between the top times on this windy night with a longer headwind return. Stuart Fairweather of Team VeloVelocity won in 20:47 from Harley Matthews of DAP CC 20:48.

Velo Club Baracchi riders in Sunday’s Gt Yarmouth CC’s open 25-mile time trial enjoyed the good weather and recorded some good times on the Somerleyton two-lap circuit.

Mark Saunders was the fastest of them with 1-00:47 and the club’s newish rider Stuart Supple in his fourth time trial achieved 1-04:17.

Other VCB times were Alex He 1-06:19, Stuart Chase 1-06:36, John Swanbury 1-10:02 and Richard Allen 1-18:06. 

Matthews of DAP CC won in 54:25, second was Ely visitor Rory Havis in 57:35, Jordan Black of Newmarket Cycling and Triathlon Club took third in 57:52 and Simon Scott of Anglia Velo took fourth in 58:54.

Last Tuesday’s Godric CC club time trial at Earsham in a cool moderate breeze was won by Simon Boyle of Orwell Velo in 23:12 and the VCB times were Ben Nicholson 23:55, Stuart Supple 24:00 and John Swanbury and Kate Churchill (tandem) 24:08.

Local rider Denise Hurren of Team VeloVelocity won the ladies’ prize in 1-02:59. The two-up team competition was won by Jonny Hawes and Julian Claxton of the home club in 59:27.

Ian Reid of VCB completed a 600km Audax from Chepstow to Menai Bridge on Anglesey and return.

This tough ride has a time limit of 40 hours to complete and takes in both coast and mountains, including the climb up Pen-y-Pas in Snowdon.

Reid completed the ride in 36 hours (which included 1 1/2 hrs sleep) as a further qualifying ride for this year’s 1200k Paris-Brest-Paris ride.

Kate Churchill of VCB rode the Flatlands 600km Audax this weekend as well. It included extensive sections of Fenland, but was otherwise not entirely flat. The ride started from Churchend, Dunmow, Essex, with controls at Red Lodge, Whittlesey, Boston, Kirton-in-Lindsey, Glew’s Garage, Goole, Gainsborough, Sleaford and Chatteris.

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