Vieira finishes as fastest home King’s Lynn rider at Tottenhill

Jorge Vieira first KLCC
Jorge Vieira first KLCC
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On Good Friday 73 riders participated in the King’s Lynn Cycling Club Club 10-mile time trial on their Tottenhill course.

Event organiser for KLCC, Mr Simon Hardy commented: “What a fantastic event: 73 riders from 16 clubs. Beautiful weather and stunning cakes only added to the attraction of this bank holiday event.

Bethany Barnett

Bethany Barnett

“I would like to thank all those involved in making the event a huge success.”

Some 36 KLCC riders rode the 10-mile course, the fastest being Jorge Vieira in a time of 22:15, closely followed by Steve Neill with 22:29 and David Procter with 22:33.

Winner of the event was Daniel Bloy (Team Velovelocity) with 21:18.

The Go Ride was also in attendance with ‘off road’ time trials hosted by Ray Barnett.

Eastern R

Eastern R

KLCC times: Jorge Vieira 22.15, Steve Neill 22.29, David Procter 22.33, James Senter 23.28, Simon Hardy 24.49, Justin Gyton 25.13, Ben Smith 25.21, Marcus Hopkins 25.30, Daniel Guppy 25.41, Maciej Malyszka 25.49, Chris Playford 26.18, Phil Seaman 26.21, Peter Elsegood 26.27, Chris Levy 27.01, Trevor Marshall 27.16, Emma Thompson 27.57, Martin Johnson 28.07, Paul Hunt 28.09, Ming Lo 28.12, Kay Burgess 28.36, Elaine Roesner 28.43, Alec Marshall 29.17, Paul Terreros 38.38, Roy Clayton 31.34, Flo Thatcher 31.46, Ray Barnett 31.48, Trevor Simper 32.08, Paul Fisher 33.27, Bethany Barnett (junior) 34.01, Pauline Sparrow 34.33, Heather Rugg 38.02, and Sam May 38.17.

l A very busy weekend for younger members at Go Ride in their own Easter Events Time Trials at Tottenhill Village Hall field.

This took place after the KLCC 10-mile TT.

Coach Ray Barnett said: “We ran three time trials, a scratch race, and two handicap races. I awarded points for the most improved time over three trials.

“Daniel Alcola and Florence Barnett came joint third overall. Freddie Lo was second and Bethany Barnett was first.”

Bethany Barnett, aged 12, also took part in the KLCC 10 among adult riders and did a time of 34.01.

On Easter Sunday she took part in the Fakenham Criterium 2016 in the Youth races. The wet and windy weather didn’t deter her.

She said: “I loved the experience of racing in wet weather over cobbles and it is my favourite circuit to date.”

l A tremendous turnout of five riders produced a great opening for KLCC’s road race season for juniors who journeyed down to Lee Valley Velopark to compete in their first closed road circuit as part of the Eastern Region Youth Circuit Series.

In their first-ever road race, Phillip Bingham and Sterling Smith managed fifth and seventh places in the U10 boys category. Florence Barnett won a gold medal in U10 girls. Bethany Barnett and Tye Rugg competed in the U14, racing flat out for the full gruelling 45 minutes.

Looking around the Olympic velodrome completed a fantastic day out.

For most of these riders, this was their first road race, and none of them were competing a year ago. If your child would like to try their hand at competitive cycling, or just improve their skills, come to a free taster event at Lynnsport’s “Alive on Two Wheels” on April 23.