On Friday the King’s Lynn Cycling Club Go Ride group of five attended the Fenland Clarion Go Ride Racing final series of races event at Peterborough Athletics Track.
Ray Barnett, KLCC Go Ride coach, said: “Friday night saw a fantastic conclusion to the cyclocross race. The racing was close and exciting, with the gradient and corners of the circuit providing a strong challenge.”
Some hard fought racing saw Ben Shepherd on 112 points walk away with the third place bronze medal in the under 10’s and Bethany Barnett with 129 picked up a second place silver medal in the U12 category. Despite only attending and scoring points in two out of the three race nights, other young riders also put in strong performances.
In the U10’s Florence Barnett finished fourth with 101 points and Sterling Smith managed seventh place with 70. In the U12, Tye Rugg recorded 10th with 76 points and Jacob Good 13th on 52.
On Saturday James Senter visited The Milton Keynes Bowl Circuit Series to earn more points to enable him to achieve his category 3 licence for racing.
He commented: “Another cold start to the race. The circuit changed this week. They opened the gates to give the circuit more corners and to make it more challenging with 80 riders again.
“I knew I just needed a point for category 3 so I made sure I stayed in the 15 for most of the race. With five laps to go it was getting faster. I just sat in the group. With a lap to go riders were making their moves. Coming up to the last three corners I decided to make my move unfortunately a rider blocked me so I lost my momentum. Coming up to the last corner for the final climb up the slope to the finish line I knew I had to use all my power to get in the top ten and ended up at fifth to gain my Cat 3.”
KLCC’s David Procter took part at Plomesgate CC 10-mile time trial on the B10/9 course near Sudbourne in Suffolk, in a strong field of 43 riders.
He said: “It was good weather conditions for a March time trial. I finished 12th and 4th vet on standard in a time of 23.53.”
The Mad March Hilly 22 mile Open Time Trial at Lavenham, Suffolk hosted by Cycle Club Sudbury saw two KLCC riders participate on Sunday. David Procter again competed in this event and his time was 55.12.
He said: “It was for me a very early start in freezing conditions and a blanket of fog that cleared and favoured the later starters with a March spring sun. It was an excellently run event with an undulating course. I finished 16th equal with again, quite a strong field.”
Kay Burgess gained points for the Women’s Eastern Racing league (WERL) in a time of 01.07.29.
She said: “Luckily the fog had just lifted as the race started. The course had a bit of everything, flat sections, descents, and climbs. My first race this year. This was a good starting point for future, ‘warmer’ races within the league.”
Burgess won the WERL points for the road bike league at this event.