Cycling Club Breckland’s Chris Nudds claims Veterans Time Trials Association victory

Breckland CC's Mark Nudds. Picture: Fergus Muir

Breckland CC's Mark Nudds. Picture: Fergus Muir - Credit: Archant

Chris Nudds of Cycling Club Breckland won the Veterans Time Trials Association East Anglia 10-mile time trial on Saturday.

Riding on the B10/43 course near Bungay, Nudds posted a time of 23:20 to leave him 5:03 inside his veterans time allowance.

Also riding for Breckland was Roger Graham who finished 13th with a plus of 2:31. Nudds also won the 65 to 69 age group category.

Over in the west of the county Mark Fairhead (1-05:08) was the sole representative for Breckland at the popular King’s Lynn CC event at Fincham, near Downham Market.

The 25-mile time trial went from Fincham across to Mundford and back and is a sporting rolling course with many drags and hills, riders were hampered with a strong blustery south westerly wind, despite that some strong rides were produced.

Team Velovelocity produced the strongest rides with Daniel Bloy taking the win in 55:36 ahead of Godric CC rider James Trenchard (56:17).

On Sunday CC Breckland were involved in the promotion of the ECCA 25 time trial on the B25/4 course starting near Attleborough.

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Unfortunately due to the forecasted rain and winds 18 of the 39 riders entered failed to start, but Breckland were still represented quite strongly.

Junior rider Declan Davis rode well to post a very good time of 56:55 for fourth place not far behind the much more experienced riders.

Winning the event was St Ives CC rider Peter Balls in 54:31. Breckland’s other youngster, 19-year-old Harvey Hall rode well to break the hour for the first time, in 59:12. Other Breckland riders were Chris Nudds (59:07), Michael Wood (1-01:53), Mark Fairhead (1-04:58) and Nick Paravanni (1-07:28).

Breckland’s Mark Fairhead had a busy week, as well as riding two 25-mile time trials back to back at the weekend and club 10 during the week, prior to this he decided for a personal challenge to ride around the perimeter of Norfolk, sticking mainly to main roads.

He started at 5.30am from his home town of Wymondham, headed down to Diss before heading west towards Thetford and Mundford then up to King’s Lynn, Hunstanton and along the coast road taking in Sheringham, Cromer and Mundesley.

He then headed to Great Yarmouth before finishing at Diss via Haddiscoe and Bungay, taking just under 13 hours for a total of 188 miles.