Packed weekend for cycling club
cycling: The bank holiday weekend saw a packed schedule for Great Yarmouth Cycling Club.
GYCC’s Good Friday 10-mile time trial was promoted and organised by club member Lynn Evans. It saw 117 riders tackle the flat course just outside Bungay.
GYCC fielded a record 17 riders. The fastest time of the day was Anglia Velo’s Jim Burgess’ 21:05. GYCC gained a top-10 spot with Neil Turner (22:27). There was a greatly-improved personal best by Adam Houlgate on his retro machine (25:23). Veteran rider Chris Roberts, a 10-mile TT debutant (25:29) won the handicap award.
Liz Hewitt of GYCC rode her first time trial in 30:23 to rank highly in the women’s category. Josh Carr, 15, was the youngest rider and did a confident 31:01.
Saturday saw GYCC tackle their first competitive track races at Woodbridge airfield in the junior, Go-Race and Category 3/4 races, ranking highly in each. Seth Houlgate rode fantastically to win the U10 race.
In the adult Go-Race category Neil Turner and Adam Houlgate rode brilliantly to obtain second and fourth respectively.
In the regional category three and four race the combination of the heat and some fierce attacks saw some GYCC riders retire early. Lewis Roberts and Ben Mackett worked themselves to the front of the group for the bunch sprint.
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Ben was fourth whilst Lewis obtained 10th place.
On Monday at the infamous Hog Hill in Redbridge, North London, included Ben Turner and Zak Coleman. The latter rode a fantastic race for third place in his category whilst Turner finished high in his field.
A fantastically well-attended club run on the Sunday saw nearly 30 riders take part.
Tuesday will see the final instalment of the Sufferfest winter training at Cliff Park Junior School.
A Tuesday workout will still be available from May, however it will take place on the road with supervision from experienced club riders.
The sessions will meet at the Cliff Park Junior School at 7pm and take in the quiet country roads around Lound and Somerleyton.
Equipment is available to use for those without.
For more information visit www.greatyarmouthcyclingclub.co.uk