Oylmpics success encourages new crop at Ely Cycling Club

THE success of Team GB at the Olympics is already starting to filter down to grass roots as Ely and District/JT Cycles Cycling Club welcomed five new riders to their latest club time trial.

Riding the 10-mile Mepal course, Andrew Turton was first of the new riders home finishing in 18th position in a time of 27mins 15secs, with Stuart Clarke recording a time of 28mins 41secs, George Allen in 24th position in a time of 29mins 52secs and Annabelle Graham stopping the clock in 32mins 37secs. Nancy Allen, riding as a two-up with her father, Ian Allen, a former member of the club recorded a time of 35mins 37secs.

Top spot continues to be dominated by local rider Lee Desborough, with Nick Waterfall, having only recently returedn to racing following a serious shoulder injury, recording a course personal best time of 23mins 9secs. Ride of the night went to Chris Barnes who finished in 26mins 7secs smashing his course best time by 1min 49 secs. Andy Darley reaped the benefits of his recent weeks training in the French Alps posting a course best of 27mins 10secs in 17th position. Regular riders Craig Ewing and Will Sheppard continue to improve their times each week recording times of 27mins 18secs and 30mins 17secs respectively.


1st Lee Desborough 21.59, 2nd Nick Waterfall 23.09 (CPB), 3rd Phil Peacock 23.34, 4th Rory Havis 23.40 (CPB), 5th John McAndrew 23.48 (CPB), 6th Tom Sykes 23.57, 7th Geoff Brewster 24.55, 8th Steve Laurie 25.09, 9th Martin Brown 25.15, 10th Cliff Loveday 25.22, 11th Dominic Whitehead 26.03, 12th= Colin Whitechurch and Chris Barnes 26.07 (CPB), 14th Chris Brown 26.15, 15th Martin Holland 26.57, 16th Richard Winrow 26.59, 17th Andy Darley 27.10 (CPB), 18th Andrew Turton 27.15, 19th Craig Ewing 27.18 (CPB), 20th Jason Ward 28.06, 21st Daryl Pickering 28.15, 22nd Stuart Clarke 28.41, 23rd Kevin Davies 28.54 (CPB), 24th George Allen 29.52, 25th Will Sheppard 30.17 (CPB), 26th Laura Aldred 30.28, 27th Eddie Green 30.33, 28th Celia Whitechurch 31.20,29th Annabelle Graham 32.37, DNF Martyn Scott . 2 - up 1st Ian Allen / Nancy Allen 35.37