Terrific Tom makes it a national debut to remember

Tom Lewis for Ely Cycling Club

Tom Lewis impressed in his first national championship race for Ely & District Cycling Club. - Credit: Ely & District Cycling Club

There was a moment to remember for Tom Lewis who made his national championship debut for Ely & District Cycling Club - B&T Motor Repairs. 

Tom was competing in the RTTC National Youth Championship finals at Mallory Park near Leicester last weekend. 

The youngster completed the 10-mile course in 24:21, 76 seconds faster than his previous time and 11th in his age group. 

Senior riders were also in action, but in the 10-mile time trial on the E2/10 course along the A11. 

Darran Bennett, who set a new club record over 30 miles last month, finished in 19:34, just six seconds slower than the record set by Mathew Eley in 2016. 

It was Bennett’s best time over 10 miles, and he was followed by Derek Ricketts who set a personal best over the course in 21:22. 

Derek Ricketts Ely Cycling

Derek Ricketts set a personal best on the E2/10 course along the A11. - Credit: Davey Jones

John Manlow and Will Shepherd were close behind. 

On September 5, Harvey Woodroffe was in grasstrack action at an event in Crowland. 

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