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Cyclist Lee Bark was in a class of his own on Saturday when he beat his nearest rival Pete Balls by a staggering one minute and 20 seconds on Saturday.

Cyclist Lee Bark was in a class of his own on Saturday when he beat his nearest rival Pete Balls by a staggering one minute and 20 seconds on Saturday.

He thus won the East District Cycling Association 25 mile circuit championship organised by Cycling Club Breckland.

Bark rides for Stowmarket and District CC and Balls for West Suffolk Wheelers.

The event attracted a field of 44 riders to the course composed of two laps of the lanes between Scoulton, Caston, Great Ellingham, Hingham, Scoulton so Bark's time of 54 minutes and 49 seconds was truly outstanding.

CC Breckland's Bobby De'ath came fourth in 59:27, one of the elite five who got under the hour.

Young Adam Cross, the only juvenile competing, was one of the seven other Breckland riders in the field and his time of 1-04:31 had many of his elders looking to their laurels with only Chris Nudds, 1-01:35 and Ray Turner 1-04:23, going faster.

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Other Beckland times were Mark Fairhead 1-04:55, Alan Stevenson 1-05:23 and Tony Reynolds 1-07:51.