Andy sets Standard
TWO trophies were up for grabs at Ely and District Cycling Club s time trial last week. The event combined the 25-mile Handicap Cup and the Vets On Standard award, abandoned earlier in the month due to bad weather. Of the scheduled handicap times, Geoff B
TWO trophies were up for grabs at Ely and District Cycling Club's time trial last week.
The event combined the 25-mile Handicap Cup and the Vets On Standard award, abandoned earlier in the month due to bad weather.
Of the scheduled handicap times, Geoff Brewster stole the show with a time of 1:01.32 to edge out Tom Sykes' 1:01.54.
Steve Presland's fine record resulted in a more challenging handicap marker and he would have needed a super-human effort to beat his 1:03.35.
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Long serving member Derek Bailey made a welcome return after a two-year absence and was immediately back on form with a good time of 1:07.52.
In the Vets On Standard, Andy Stephens won his first trophy as a club member when he rode 1:09.02, finishing ahead of Geoff Brewster's 1:09.54.
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Eddie Green produced a sensational ride to take more than two minutes off the 1:20.55 set in May and crossed the line in 1:18.29.
Riders on the 10-mile course all fared well, and Colin Whitechurch sped to a time of 24:48, ahead of Ben Loaker's 26:26.
Celia Whitechurch and Ray Legg both rode well to record times of 29:56 and 30:31.
Young Ben Stephens raced his fastest 10-mile to date when he crossed the line in 30:39 and he is now aiming to break the 30 minute barrier before the season's end.
The next event for the club will be the 12-mile Little Downham and Coveney circuit on Tuesday.
Riders should meet around 15 minutes before the official start time of 6.45pm at the Ely Rugby Club car park.
With only four Tuesday evening events remaining this year, now's the time to have a go. For more information visit www.elycyclingclub.com or call Marc Cox on 01223 263862.
Results - Handicap 25-mile solo: 1 Geoff Brewster 1:01.32, 2 Tom Sykes 1:02.54, 3 Steve Presland 1:03.35, 4 Andy Stephens 1:05.16, 5 Eddie Green 1:05.29, 6 Phillip Peacock 1:06.11, 7 Tim Downs 1:05.05, 8 Derek Bailey 1:07.52. VOS 25-mile solo: 1 Andy Stephens +0.36 (1:09.02), 2 Geoff Brewster +7.22 (1:09.54), 3 Steve Presland +8.04 (1:11.39), 4 Eddie Green -0.09 (1:18.20), 5 Derek Bailey +3.13 (1:20.05). 10-mile solo: 1 Colin Whitechurch 24:48, 2 Ben Loaker 26:26, 3 Celia Whitechurch 29:56, 4 Ray Legg 30:31, 5 Ben Stephens 30:39. John McAndrew DNF.