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Lynn Cycling Club members shine at the East District Championship EDCA 10 Open Time trail




With conditions in their favour, a number of Lynn Cycling Club members achieved either a personal best or a season’s best at the East District Championship EDCA 10 Open Time trail on B10/37R course.

Commenting on the conditions, Lynn member Justin Gyton said: “I was the last rider of the day and conditions were good.

“The first leg was the slowest with a cross wind heading up to Bexwell which is very open. The middle leg was super fast and I actually ran out of gears.

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Cycling 3 (13346803)

“The final leg was again a cross wind but less open so did not affect me too much. I’m really happy with the time and I beat my previous time on this course by 58 seconds."

Results of Lynn Cycling Club members, both first and second claim, were as follows: Justin Gyton (PB, 22.52, first claim KLCC), Simon Hardy (SB, 24.03, first claim KLCC), Paul Johnson (SB, 30.51) first claim KLCC), Jorge Vieria (20.49 SB, fourth and first veteran second claim KLCC, Pedal Revolution), Jack Watts (Junior PB, 22.06, second Claim KLCC, Pedal Revolution), Kay Burgess, second lady, 25.50, second claim KLCC, Team Velovelocity).

Meanwhile, three members took part in the Norwich 100 Sportive Challenge – Phil Seaman, Paul Rich and Kamarla Lawson.

This sportive followeddirectly after the British Cycling National Road Race 100-mile championship.

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Cycling 1 (13346863)

The morning was sunny, but with a strong south westerly wind, which favoured the riders heading across to the Broads, but then had to be faced head-on when heading through Cromer town centre onto and through the undulating roads to Sheringham and Weybourne, then into the Holkham estate, which was the halfway mark.

With the winds then being on the side helped with the final push back into the centre of Norwich.

Phil Seaman completed the distance in 5 hrs 30 mins and Paul Rich and Kamala Lawson 5 hrs 53 mins.

Paul Rich said: “It was tough for the next 40 miles as I started to suffer from leg cramps.”

There was also success for Ken Roeser at the British Masters National Track Championships.

Roeser picked up two silvers and one bronze masters medal over last weekend of competing on track in Newport, in Wales.

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Cycling 2 (13346810)

He won a bronze medal for the 2k pursuit with a personal best and a silver for the scratch race.

Roeser also won another silver medal in the points race in his age category, where competition was of a very high standard.

One of the winners was a multiple national masters and former world masters champion.

The club held its first of three time trials on the popular Grimston circuit.

With the weather dry with reasonable conditions, Lynn riders' times were as follows: Pauline Sparrow 42.44, Chris Sopp 31.22, Simon Hardy 31.11, Kris Goldsmith 31.02, Jack Watts 28.24 (KLCC second claim).


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