Tough test for duo

Two of Cycling Club Breckland’s riders took part in the hardest challenge possible in any cyclist’s career this weekend: the VTTA National 24hr Championship.

Starting at 2pm on the Saturday Mark Fairhead and Martin Badham rode endlessly through day and night to finish at 2pm the next day.

Mark completed 103 miles in the first six hours and was riding out of his skin, however in the early hours of the morning began to feel ill and retired after an incredible 16 hours.

Martin battled on, riding his trike all the way to within a few hours of the finish when he stopped with a huge total of 270 miles.

Andrew Wilkinson of Port Sunlight Wheelers has the provisional win with a record-breaking mileage of 529.65.


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John Warnock and David Shepherd completed the podium with provisional mileages of 517.41 and 475.19 respectively.

Elsewhere, several Breckland riders competed in the Godric CC 50.

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Matt Carter led the way in a great time of 1-58:56, ahead of Chris Nudds (1-59:48) Danny Watkins (2-04:15) Roger Graham (2-08:05) Laura Gambling, first Lady Veteran, (2-10:35) and Tony Reynolds (2-15:23).

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