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Lynn two-up team set the pace at time trial

Lynn Cycling Club members have endured a busy time of action, especially those competing in time trials.

The East Anglian District Championship were almost forced to cancel their 10TT last Saturday because the Highways Authority decided to chip the Bexwell to Stradsett stretch of road three days before the event.

Paul Hunt and Trevor Marshall (2532200)
Paul Hunt and Trevor Marshall (2532200)

The race director had to rethink routes, but luckily the road was swept and considered safe for the riders.

There was also a bit of a mix up with two of the Lynn riders even before the start of the proceedings.

Trevor Marshall and Paul Hunt entered as a two-up entry but was shown on the start sheet as a tandem.

They didn’t realise until a few days before but managed to borrow one from Phillip Seaman who had one on loan from Pedal Revolution.

Both riders had never ridden one before and looked forward to the challenge and the excitement of the race.

After a few teething issues, they produced a fantastic time of 25.50, the fasted either of them had ridden a TT.

Young Eli Marshall also took part in the same TT and came third in the junior race with a brilliant time of 37.03.

Other Lynn times were: Ivan Carr 23.33, James Senter 23.09, Steve Neill 21.51 Kay Burgess 25.06 and finally Jorge Vieira 21.33.

On a slightly less competitive ride, but still full of excitement Gary Bowles took part in the Tour Of Cambridgeshire sportive which set off from the Showground at Peterborough.

Bowles joined a long queue of several hundred other riders hoping to get away at the official time.

Setting off just after midday, he stayed in touch with the leading group despite the pace at the start being faster than what he is normally accustomed to.

He completed his first ten miles in 28.02 before going even quicker in the next ten in 27.33.

There were several incidents along the route before Bowles eventually crossed the line in a time of 3.40.09 which he was very impressed with.

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