Harvey beats time barrier

PUBLISHED: 10:51 17 August 2006 | UPDATED: 11:59 04 May 2010

ELY and District Cycling Club s young protégé, Harvey Leadbeater, smashed his way through the 30-minute barrier, for a 10 mile distance, with a superb 28:54. From the outset this young rider has shown the guts and determination needed to push himself to

ELY and District Cycling Club's young protégé, Harvey Leadbeater, smashed his way through the 30-minute barrier, for a 10 mile distance, with a superb 28:54.

From the outset this young rider has shown the guts and determination needed to push himself to the absolute limit. Leadbeater will undoubtedly continue his ascent through the leader-board in the 2007 season.

New rider Nick William of Ely turned out to ride the testing Witchford - Sutton course, facing a head wind on the way out, and making up for lost time on the way back with a fine first effort of 32:23, just outside Ely favourite Ray Legg, who timed 31:29.

Top three finishers fared well, with Alan Newark (CC Breckland) blazing a trail at 22:14, leaving Geoff Brewster and Steve Presland to fight for second place and they finished with just 10 seconds between them, on 23:28 and 23:38 respectively.

'Carbon' Geoff Brewster recently competed in the World Duathlon Championships and came an outstanding eighth place in his age group, the first British finisher with a time of 2:04:17.

That special tandem team, of Colin and Celia Whitechurch, dazzled once again with a second fastest time of the evening, 22:58.

The last Tuesday evening event is next week, and this is the 10 Mile Sutton-Ely course. Riders should meet at the Elean Industrial Estate 15 minutes before the official start at 6.45pm.

Check out the club website www.elycyclingclub.com or telephone Marc Cox on 01223 263862.

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