Ely & District riders record impressive results at National Championships

Darran Bennett was first home for Ely at the VTTA National Championships on Sunday. Picture: DAVEY J

Darran Bennett was first home for Ely at the VTTA National Championships on Sunday. Picture: DAVEY JONES - Credit: Archant

Three Ely & District Cycling Club riders produced impressive results at the VTTA National Championships on Sunday.

Derek Ricketts also notched a sub-hour time over the 25-mile course on Sunday. Picture: DAVEY JONES

Derek Ricketts also notched a sub-hour time over the 25-mile course on Sunday. Picture: DAVEY JONES - Credit: Archant

Darran Bennett was first home for the B&T Motor Repairs-sponsored outfit, finishing in a time of 54 minutes and 31 seconds over the 25-mile course between Cambridge and Newmarket.

John Manlow and Derek Ricketts also claimed sub-hour times, recording times of 58:13 and 59:28 respectively.

It was success for a further six Ely riders, who took part in the club's annual open 10-mile time trial event between Mepal and nearby Lancaster Way.

Rory Havis was fastest in a time of 22:26, before Martin Holmes was the second Ely representative to cross the line in 23:59.

John Manlow finished in under an hour at the VTTA National Championships on Sunday. Picture: DAVEY J

John Manlow finished in under an hour at the VTTA National Championships on Sunday. Picture: DAVEY JONES - Credit: Archant


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Steve Peck was next to complete the course in 23:59, just 16 seconds separating him and Chris Brown who finished in 24:50.

On his return to time-trialling, Glen Clark recorded a healthy time of 26:19, as Alison Holmes made it home in 29:34.

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Beforehand, four Ely riders cycled the E2/10 course near Newmarket held last week, with Rory Havis the pick of the riders.

He notched a personal best of 20:28, followed by Steve Peck (22:27), Will Shepherd (22:36) and Glen Clark (24:06).

Glen Clark on his way to recording a healthy time at the E2/10 event. Picture: DAVEY JONES

Glen Clark on his way to recording a healthy time at the E2/10 event. Picture: DAVEY JONES - Credit: Archant

Steve Peck is focused during the E2/10 event. Picture: DAVEY JONES

Steve Peck is focused during the E2/10 event. Picture: DAVEY JONES - Credit: Archant

Rory Havis was first home at the E2/10 event near Newmarket. Picture: DAVEY JONES

Rory Havis was first home at the E2/10 event near Newmarket. Picture: DAVEY JONES - Credit: Archant

Will Shepherd rides the E2/10 course near Newmarket. Picture: DAVEY JONES

Will Shepherd rides the E2/10 course near Newmarket. Picture: DAVEY JONES - Credit: Archant

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