Cycling: Ely members out in force at time trial

Darran Bennett in action (pic Davey Jones)

Darran Bennett in action (pic Davey Jones) - Credit: Archant

There was a good turnout of riders from the Ely & District Cycling Club B&T Motor Repairs in the ECCA 10-mile time-trial on the E2/10 course from Six Mile Bottom to Fourwentways and back.

John Manlow in action (pic Davey Jones)

John Manlow in action (pic Davey Jones) - Credit: Archant

The fastest Ely rider in the event was once again Darran Bennett, who took advantage of favourable conditions to complete the 10-mile course in a time of 19.47 at an average speed of 30.3mph, the fastest time ever set on the E2/10 course by an Ely rider.

John Manlow was the second fastest Ely rider in a time of 21.19, a personal best for him at that distance, with Derek Ricketts third fastest in a time of 21.33, which was also his fastest time ever on the E2/10 course.

Martin Holmes finished in a time of 21.45, a few seconds faster than Will Shepherd (21.52), who also set a new personal best over 10 miles.

Glen Clark, in his first open time trial for several years, finished in a time of 23.34 and Alison Fox was the third Ely rider to set a distance personal best with her time of 24.17.

Derek Ricketts in action (pic Davey Jones)

Derek Ricketts in action (pic Davey Jones) - Credit: Archant

Rory Havis took part in the Great Yamouth CC race held over a 25-mile distance on the BS13A course between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft and finished in a time of 57.35 which gave him third place on the day.

Martin Holmes in action (pic Davey Jones)

Martin Holmes in action (pic Davey Jones) - Credit: Archant

Will Shepherd in actionn (pic Davey Jones)

Will Shepherd in actionn (pic Davey Jones) - Credit: Archant

Rory Havis in action (pic Fergus Muir)

Rory Havis in action (pic Fergus Muir) - Credit: Archant