Senter dominates final King’s Lynn time trial of season

Paul Hunt and Kay Burgess bike sportive Pinewood Hills challenge near Cromer
Paul Hunt and Kay Burgess bike sportive Pinewood Hills challenge near Cromer
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King’s Lynn Cycling Club

The final time trial of the season saw 34 riders participate on a warm but very breezy evening.



Matthew Senter finished his final TT this year ahead of the field as he has done for most of the season in a time of 21.26.

He was closely followed by guest rider Matthew Webster from Loughborough CC in 21.43.

Other KLCC riders: S. Neill 22.22, J. Senter 23.46, S. Hardy 24.20, M. Hopkins 24.22, A Doig 24.43, I. Kidman 25.00, B. Smith 25.11, M Malyszka 25.24, J. Gyton. 25.26, C Levy 25.31, P. Seaman 25.33, S. Howling 26.05, P. Elsegood 26.05, S. Green 26.21, I. Higgins 26.31, M. Lo 27.11, E. Thompson 27.16, N Holland 27.40, T. Marshall 28.05, P. Hunt 28.23, L. Fulljames. 29.37, J. Brooks 30.37, P. Barber 30.45, M. Frary 33.24. Guest riders: D. Procter Team VO2 Bikes 22.38, B. Keeley Team VeloVelocity 23.10, D. Webster Performance Coaching Me 23.35, A. Whiting Performance Coaching Me 25.12, K. Burgess and G. Smith (2up) 26.31, M. Johnson 28.32, R. Parker Wisbech Wheelers 29.02.

On Sunday members took part in some bike sportives: Tour Of The Broads and Pinewood Hills Challenge, near Cromer. Pinewood Hills consisted of doing as many laps of a pre-determined route up Norfolk inclines as you could complete. The Broads were described as being windy and gusty on parts of the route but sunny and dry.

Some KLCC riders completed their first-ever sportive, tackling the Challenge Ride of 40 miles and others the Epic Ride of 73 miles, starting from Strumpshaw Fen and travelling through beautiful Broadland villages.

Simon Hardy competed in the Eastern Counties Cycling Association 12-Hour time trial. Riders were set off at minute intervals and have 12 hours in which to ride the furthest. Simon had high hopes but after five hours, fatigue set in. However he persevered and managed 175 miles.

The KLCC fun day on Saturday, September 5 is now supporting and raising money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices “the nook” project (E.A.C.H). This event will see the club hosting a 10TT with first rider off at 2pm, cost £3 per rider.

Signing on will be at Tottenhill Village Hall between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. There will be a barbecue, grand tombola stall, bike jumble, cakes and refreshments and other stalls all in aid of E.A.C.H.

Senter competed on Sunday in the Peterborough CC 54-mile Roadrace in Huntingdon in a field of 70. The weather was hot and very windy.

He said: “I felt really strong and dominated the race. I got in the breakaway of 10 and worked well together to increase the gap from the peloton. On the last lap the break was down to four which set up an exciting finish.

“I led all the way to the line but just got pipped by the tyres length to finish second. This means I now have achieved my category 2 licence. It was really well organised by Peterborough CC.”

Matthew’s brother James Senter also raced.