A relatively quite weekend for C C Brecklands time trialists’ with just Chris Nudds and Mark Fairhead making the journey to Newmarket to race in the ECCA 50 mile Time Trial on the E2/50c course, conditions were not favourable for fast times with a strong south westerly wind making the long 22 mile leg from Red Lodge to the Four wentway junction pretty arduous. Chris finished in fine time of 1.54.10 Mark had yet another nightmare ride on the E2 for once it wasn’t his chain coming off, this time he puncture after 12 mile having to stop quickly replace an inner tube before carrying on to complete the ride, he finished in 2.09.51, Danny Watkins from Hingham riding for Anglia Velo for the second year running was just out side of getting under the 2 hour mark with a ride of 2.00.20.
Members may be interested in the following event which is taking place at Sandringham on 23rd June.
Four scenic routes varying from 10 miles to 90 miles starting and finishing at Park House Hotel on the historic Sandringham Estate.
The 10 and 20 mile routes, entry fee £15, are family friendly and ideal for disabled people who want to take part on handcyceles, tandems and tricycles or adapted cycles.
The 50 and 90 mile routes, £20 entry fee, head out to the Norfolk coast and pass the the magnificent grounds of Holkham Hall.
For more information or to register on-line visit
or text ‘CYCLE’ to 80878.
Lucky the strong gusting wind dropped enough and the rain stayed away to give us yet another pleasant evening.
Oliver Milk (Tri-Anglia) 22.43
Louis Gyde 23.13
Declan Davis 23.46
Danny Watkins (Anglia Velo) 24.00
Mark Fairhead 24.48
Jon Clarke 24.58
Nik Gyde 25.13
Robert Walthew 25.34
Harvey Hall 25.46 PB
Don Saunders 25.55
Simon Atherton 26.05
Roger Graham 26.34
Isla Rush (wyndy Milla) 27.48
Andrew Lincoln 27.52
Roger Steggles 28.07
Terry Jennings 28.27
Stephen Penney (Anglia Velo) 33.04
Mixed conditions for Breckland riders
On Saturday Breckland riders Don Saunders, Declan Davis, Chris Nudds, Mark Fairhead & Mick Wood, made the journey to Newmarket to compete in the LeaValley promoted 10 mile Time Trial on the E2/10 course, The conditions were not ideal for fast times with a strong headwind wind out to the turn, Don & Declan were off early in the Tandem event and posted a time of 22.16 probably a good minute slower then they would have expected on a less windy of day, next off was Mark riding in the middle marker event for solo machines, Mark struggled on the out leg losing lots of time, although hitting speeds of over 30 mph on the return leg could only post a time of 26.14, Mick wood also competing in the middle markers faired slightly better with a time of 25.47. Super Veteran Chris Nudds rode in the scratch event which ran after the middle markers, by this time the heavens had open and there were concerns that the event would have to be cancelled on safety grounds – however the worst of the rain blew over and Chris was able to ride, although frozen cold from getting soaked from the rain he managed to post a time of 22.51 the event was one by Michael Hutchinson in 19.47.
Also on Saturday was the North Norfolk Wheelers 100 mile Time Trial around a sporting course near Fakenham. This event also suffered from strong winds and made worse towards the end when the weather deteriorated, heavy rain and a drop in temperature causing many riders to abandon their rides. Cycling Club Breckland was represented by Martin Badham racing in the Tricycle Association (east) sub event was forced to abandon after 2 laps of the sporting circuit. Former Breckland rider Danny Watkins of Anglia Velo was well on target for a time of around 4 hours 30 mins. But lost much time in the terrible conditions and had to stop to put on winter jacket and glove, Danny report that his hands were that cold he was unable to change gear he braved the conditions to finish in 4 hours 51, the event was won by promoting club Charlie Nurse with a time 4.14.18.
Moving on to Sunday saw slightly better weather for the Wisbech Wheelers 25 mile Time Trial although strong crosswind’s on an exposed course hampered riders, it did at least stay dry, having dried himself off from Saturday Chris rode to a time of 1.02.04 giving him the win on first veteran on standard, also riding for Breckland was Nick Paravanni who posted a time of 1.10.46 the event was one by Team Swifts John Surtees in an impressive 55.49