King’s Lynn riders qualify for UCI world event in Australia

David Procter in action
David Procter in action
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Many King’s Lynn Cycling Club members took part in Tour of Cambridgeshire events over the weekend which was in based in the Peterborough Showground and on closed roads.

Saturday saw members tackle the Chrono 16-mile time trial with closed roads that enabled riders of all ages and abilities to experience a TT with the opportunity of qualification to the UCI Chrono World Championships which will take place this year in Perth, Australia.

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David Procter took part and achieved 10th in his age category on an official time of 39.58 which was enough to secure a place in the qualifications for the World Amateur Championships.

He commented : “I’m really happy with my performance and was faster than last year at the same event.”

Ben Smith also took part in the Chrono as well as James Senter.

In the 83-mile Gran Fondo in which over 8,000 riders participated on Sunday, Jamie Standen rode the Race event in a time of 3 hours 35 minutes.

Bethany Barnett (12)

Bethany Barnett (12)

He also qualified for a place in the UCI World championships in Perth.

The sportives were Race, Sport, Challenge and Leisure.

KLCC times, Sport: Phil Seaman (despite coming off his bike at 35 miles) 4.11.00, Simon Hardy 4.11.22, Gary Bowles 4.11.54, Martin Haynes 4.12.00, Lewis Fulljames 4.13.29 aged 18 – gained qualification for UCI Grand Fondo World Championship in Perth.

Challenge: Julie Allum and Pauline Sparrow 5.26.48, Mandy Fletcher 4.45.00. Leisure: Nicola Pocklington a UCI medal in 4.11.11.

Fulljames said: “This was my first cycling event and I had to dig deep at the end and on the straights.

“I really enjoyed the hills, and the amount of support around the course was overwhelming.

“I have now managed to qualify for the UCI World Championships in Australia which was the icing on the cake.”

Some 19 riders participated in the final Wednesday evening 11.5-mile TT at the Grimston, Gayton and Great Massingham course.

The weather being unseasonal cold damp and breezy didn’t deter members and guests pushing hard to achieve good times despite the conditions.

David Procter in good form was the first rider home in a time of 27.23. Following closely behind, Jonny Falcao in 29.17 and Simon Hardy third in 29.33.

Other KLCC times: Miles Thomas 30.10, Maciej Malyszka 30.21, Ray Barnett 30.32, Chris Levy 31.33, Peter Elsegood 32.18, Paul Hunt 33.40, R. Florance 33.42, Emma Thompson 33.59, Lewis Fulljames 34.05, Trevor Marshall 34.14, Kay Burgess 34.50, Bethany Barnett (junior) 37.54, and Pauline Sparrow 42.45. Visitors: Francesca Hall (Loughborough Students) 34.53, and Shelley Walduck (VC Norwich) 34.55.

For the rest of the time trialling season the club return to their Tottenhill course.

David Procter took part in the Ely and District 10TT on Sunday on the B1/10R course from Mepal to Ely.

He did a personal best on this course in a time of 22.21 and earned sixth place overall and second Vet on standard.

He added: “The weather was dry and warming up with a cross wind on the course.”

Kay Burgess raced in the Women’s Eastern Racing League.

She completed it in 28.43, adding: “It was a tough course on the day.”