Cycling Club Breckland riders shine up and down the region

Alex Bailey riding in the King’s Lynn CC 25 on the B25/33 Stradsett – Munford. Picture: Fergus Muir

Alex Bailey riding in the King’s Lynn CC 25 on the B25/33 Stradsett – Munford. Picture: Fergus Muir - Credit: Fergus Muir

There were strong rides from Cycling Club Breckland riders at two different events on Saturday.

Riding at the Lea Valley CC event on the fast E2/25 Course near Newmarket were Don Saunders, Declan Davis and Chris Nudds.

Don and grandson Declan paired up on the tandem.

Despite strong head winds on the way out to the turn at Fourwentways the pair posted a time of 55:46 a personal best for the duo. Riding in the solo event Chris Nudds posted a time of 59:42. Chris was pleased to get under the hour in the conditions.

Up near Downham Market, Alex Bailey rode in the King’s Lynn CC 25 on the B25/33 Stradsett – Mundford – Stradsett course. This was Alex’s first open 20 mile event and he was pleased with his time of 1-03:33 placing him 12th. Only two riders were able to get under the hour – winner Charlie Nurse with 58:13 (North Norfolk Wheelers) and Andy Whale with 59:37 (CC Ashwell) in third spot was Ipswich BC Rider Angus Jardine who was just outside the hour with 1-00:13.

Two Breckland cyclists, Mark Fairhead and Matt Carter, took part in a long distance Audax event on Saturday in a ride known as the Green & Yellow Fields 305km, which started and finished in Manningtree, Essex.

The riders set of at Midnight Friday and rode out from Manningtree to Barton Mills before heading up to Burnham Deepdale, Enjoying a favourable tailwind Mark arrived at the Burnham Deepdale control at 5.50am covering the first 100 miles in just under six hours of riding time.

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The riders then headed along the coast rode for a short while before heading down to Fakenham, Dereham, Wymondham and across to Needham Market and on to the finish at Manningtree. Early riders encountered blustery winds and heavy rain showers on the section between Wymondham and Botesdale.

Mark finished the 190-mile ride just before 2pm. Matt rode at a more leisurely pace and finish comfortable inside the event time limit.

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