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PUBLISHED: 09:44 24 June 2009 | UPDATED: 21:36 07 July 2010

A VERY windy evening last Thursday saw no fewer than 11 Cycling Club Breckland riders competing in the 10-mile time trial organised by East Anglian CC.

A VERY windy evening last Thursday saw no fewer than 11 Cycling Club Breckland riders competing in the 10-mile time trial organised by East Anglian CC.

Missing the course record by one second, Pete Balls (West Suffolk Wheelers) was fastest overall in 19 minutes 29 seconds with N Piccoli, API 20:09 and his club-mate P Arnold 20:59 in close pursuit.

Celebrating their first-ever win in an open event Breckland's Don Saunders and grandson Declan Davis beat club-mate Martin Badham and Ray Legg, West Suffolk Wheelers in the tandem event with their time of 24 minutes exactly to the other pair's 28:48.

Fastest Breckland rider was Alan Stevenson with his 22:46 ride while young Adam Cross achieved yet another personal best time of 23:40.

Other times were Mark Fairhead 24:17, Laura Gambling 24:22, Tony Reynolds 25:12, Bob Day 25:43, Keith Grasby 25:47 and Emily Davis, who as a reserve got a last-minute ride, timed at 31:43.

Both Martin Badham and Tony Reynolds together with Laura Gambling were in action again on Sunday in the East District Cycling Association's 100-mile event which was won by Nik Bowdler (Farnborough and Camberley Wheelers) in a course record-breaking time of three hours, 37 minutes and seven seconds.

Laura finished in 4-23:06, Tony Reynolds in 4-31:37 and Martin Badham in 6-11:15.


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