Lynn Cycling Club sisters tackle Jeugdtour Assen’s European Junior Cycling Tour
The Tour de France might be over, but the Jeugdtour Assen’s European Junior Cycling Tour saw Florence and Bethany Barnett tackle the six-day stage race.
The first day for the Lynn Cycling Club members was the 1.7km Prologue, where Bethany finally got a decent grid position after drawing unlucky for the Classic and had a good race.
Florence, meanwhile, has her mojo back and after a previous gear issue on the last lap, she managed an 18th place which she was happy with.
More importantly, the pair have enjoyed a ton of healthy fun with friends.
The club’s time trial season is nearly finished and competition has been fierce during the past three weeks.
The race for the points has been hotting up and many personal bests have been achieved recently.
July 17 results: J. Sutton 25.08, Freddy Lo 34.46, Ming Lo 33.46, Paul Johnson 31.18, Jack Watts 2nd claim 22.09, J Redhead 2nd claim 26.00, Jamie Sparrow 21.24 , Simon Hardy 25.22, Chris Sopp 22.20, Nicky Brown 25.36, Simon Riches 22.24, Trevor Marshall 25.19, David Webster 23.22.
July 24 results:- 2up Alec and Abby Marshall 35.23, David Webster 23.26, Paul Johnson 31.11, Simon Hardy 24.42, Jack watts 2nd claim 22.07, Ming Lo 29.22, Ray Barnett 25.46, Bethany Barnett 2nd claim 27.41, Trevor Marshall 26.33.
July 27: Jamie Sparrow 21.47, Jack Watt 2nd claim 22.41, David Webster 21.39, Trevor Marshall 26.21.
n The London Prudential 100 miles sportive took place last weekend and amongst thousands of riders members James Stevens, Paul Johnson and Jason Blackwell rode it.
Lap of Anglia is soon happening and riders Helen Senior, Jackie Jillings, Simon Hardy, Bridget Tomlinson, Mark Sands, Andrew Coker and David Horsfield are taking part, covering 400 miles over four days.
The riders will start on August 14 from Lynn and the money will go to the East Anglia Air Ambulance.
nThe club are pleased to announce, along with their juniors section Go Ride, that race team coach David Webster will be training the young riders for future events.
This is a long-term project and needs the support of the club members.
n Kris Goldsmith rode to Paris and raised a massive £1,700 for the Teenage Cancer Trust after his friend Ryan Fraser died of leukaemia.
Goldsmith started in Croydon, making his through Kent on to Dover and caught the ferry to Calais. The first day was about 34 degrees and 120 miles.
The second day was the hardest in 43 degree heat and the temperature on the road felt more like 50.
Day three was about 33 degrees, while he woke up to torrential rain on day four and for the final leg into Paris.
n World Guinness record holder Robbie Ferrie was racing the Trans-continental route recently, but had to pull out due to injury. It was still a fantastic effort though.
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