Summons rides a personal best

Steve Summons rode a personal best time of 24:32 in the Velo Club Baracchi Bank Holiday Monday 10-mile open time trial based at Wortwell, an improvement of 12 seconds.

Steve Summons at the event

The fastest VCB rider was Mark Newnham with 24:08 (a little disappointed to have missed out by nine seconds on a ride faster than 25mph).  Other VCB times were Chris Womack 24:51, John Swanbury 25:18, Mike Rainton 26:39 and Pat Womack, starting her season with 37:43.

The fastest rider was Gavin Moore of Pro Cycle Hire with 21:49 with Godric CC’s James Trenchard second in 21:57 and Paul Jay of Team Velo Velocity third in 22:04. Local rider James Moore achieved a personal best 23:43.

The latest round of the local duel between VCB’s Jenny Anderson, a VCB member who competes this year for Gt Yarmouth CC, and VCB club secretary Nicki Hawkes, riding for Team Velo Velocity went  to Anderson with 26:38 to Hawkes’ 26:40.

They were just outside the two ladies’ places and the winner of the Jane Travers Memorial Trophy this year was Sally Withey of VC Norwich with 25:45.

Martin Bellamy organised the event with help from Paul Bedford and full support on the day from other club members and friends of the club.

John Dupen put in a good ride in last Tuesday’s Godric CC club time trial, which was sunny but with a cold tailwind start and difficult return.

John Dupen

He achieved 24:31 to beat VCB club-mates Newnham (24:39), Summons (25:18) and Swanbury (25:39).  Hawkes achieved 26:30 and Anderson was a little slower with 27:48.

Tom Sharpe of VC Norwich was the fastest of the thirteen riders with 24:15.

Times in the Gt Yarmouth CC last Thursday won by Liam Gentry of Strada Sport in 23:25 included Summons 26:25, Chris Womack 27:00 and Mark Womack 27:18 (a personal best).

Chris Womack rode theKing’s Lynnopen 10-mile time trial on Saturday in 25:28 on a triangular course. He said, “The first 3.7-mile section was the hardest with a strong south-west head to side wind.

Daniel Bloy of the home club won in 20:59 from Jay (21:19) and Andre Dyason of Team Swift (21:19).  The fastest woman was Catherine Essex (King’s Lynn CC) 25:15.

John Thompson rode the Dassett Dawdle 213 km Audax.  He said, “It takes in bits of Bedfordshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire and I was surprised how hilly it was.  Indeed, the climb throughBurtonDassettCountryParkhad me in my bottom gear on the 34-tooth chainring.”  He took 12 hours and two minutes and was well satisfied with that.