Birthday boy Procter dominates King’s Lynn TT opener

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King’s Lynn Cycling Club had their first Wednesday evening club 10 time trial on the club’s Tottenhill course where members competed for points for trophies at the end of their season.

Weather was cool with a light breeze, although sunny. Numbers were limited due to light conditions but 20 riders still took part. Birthday boy David Procter clearly dominated the evening with a time of 22.42, followed by James Senter, 23.38.

Marcus Hopkins

Marcus Hopkins

Other riders’ times: Simon Hardy 24.13, Justin Gyton, 24.31, Maciez Malyszka 25.02, Chris Levy 26.18, Peter Elsegood 26.28, Richard Watson 26.46, Kevin Piggott 26.54, Phillip Seaman 27.14, Neil Holland 27.22, Ming Lo 27.23, Paul Hunt 27.49, James Dewart 27.58, Matt Hicks (guest) 30.12, Flo Thatcher 30.41, Alec Marshall (junior) 31.34, Bethany Barnett (junior) 32.44, Peter Barber 32.50, Tye Rugg (junior) 33.10.

Alec Marshall aged 14, Bethany Barnett, 12, and Tye Rugg, 12, are all junior riders.

This was Bethany’s second 10-mile time trial and Tye’s first. Alec has already taken part last year and is continuing this year.

Simon Light came 24th overall in the Active Fakenham Criterium road races on Easter Sunday in the Category 4 road race.

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He commented afterwards that: “It was my second proper roadrace. I loved it and am buzzing for my next race at Ixworth in May.”

Procter rode the 70-entry Stowmarket and District CC’s 20TT. Winner: Mark Arnold of CC Desiragear in a time of 42:55 and a new course record. David finished 16th with a time of 47:59 and an average speed of 25.01mph.

He said: “The course is best described as ‘lumpy’ with lots of short rises and short fast descents into sweeping corners. A traffic hold up with a bus cost me 30 seconds but I still managed to take nearly a minute off last year’s time.”

Marcus Hopkins took part in the Tricycle Association East Region 25 mile TT on the B25/17 A1066 Bressingham-Thetford-Bressingham. He came fourth with a time of 1hr 16min 58sec. Winner: Andy Newham from Lincoln Wheelers in 1hr 7mins 30sec. There were eight riders .

He added: “The course is an undulating sporting route. We were faced with a side wind both ways enroute making conditions quite taxing.”

King’s Lynn Go Ride entered a team of six under 12 riders and rode brilliantly against other Eastern Region clubs at Redbridge Cycling Centre on Saturday, writes Allison Bingham.

Warm up games and a race climb took place before the official team racing began.

In the team time trial Tye Rugg was the team leader. The water bottle passing was one that Lynn excelled at.

The end saw breakaway racing, with Rugg coming over the line first. Points were awarded throughout the day, and the team with the lowest points won.

Results: 1 CC Ashwell 65 points, 2 Lee Valley Youth 76, 3 ​Bicester 113, 4 CC Hackney 140, 5 Lynn Go Ride 151.