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Dennington secures VC Baracchi's Athletes' Trophy

PUBLISHED: 10:42 18 August 2017

Paul Dennington riding to win the VC Baracchi Athlete’s Cup. Picture: Club

Paul Dennington riding to win the VC Baracchi Athlete's Cup. Picture: Club

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Paul Dennington secured the VC Baracchi Athletes' Trophy, awarded for the best VCB ride with no aero aids in a nominated event.

The Great Yarmouth CC club 10 was used for this and Dennington achieved 25.11 on his road bike in competition with Paul Hayward (26.15) and Richard Allen (30.08).

Riding on a time trial bike the fastest rider overall was Simon Scott of Anglia Velo (23.16).

VC Baracchi riders in the VTTA East Anglian group 10-mile time trial from Wortwell won the team prize against two other teams of three.

Decided by best performances against age-related veteran standards, the prize went to the club by a large margin, achieved by the combined efforts of Chris Womack, Ali Banks and John Swanbury. Their actual times were 24.47, 25.23 and 25.35.

The best performance on standard was by Chris Roberts of Team Pedal Revolution with 23.25 at age 72, a ‘plus’ of 6.01 faster than his standard.

In Sunday’s Diss & District CC open 25-mile time trial on the Thetford road from Bressingham Lucas He was 10th equal with 57.08.

Matthew Senter of Team VeloVelocity won in 53.06, with Harley Matthews of DAP CC second in 53.37 and his team-mate Richards took ninth place in 57.04. Alex He recorded 1:08.14 and Richard Allen 1:17.31.

Two tandems were entered but only the VCB one appeared, on which Swanbury and Banks achieved 1:01.53 for the tandem prize.

It was a sunny morning, cold at first and with a light north-westerly breeze that made the outward leg noticeably harder and the return a bit quicker. On this hilly road there is more than twice as much elevation gain and loss than on the Waveney Valley course or the A11/A14.

This Sunday Velo Club Baracchi will be staging the District 50-mile championship.

John Thompson rode the “Anchors Aweigh” 207km audax on Saturday from Loddon, across the Reedham Ferry and to Winterton, Ness Point, Hulver, Southwold, Orford, Hoxne, Harleston, Homersfield, Bungay and Ellingham back to Loddon, taking 11 hours and 45 minutes.

He said: “It started good with a strong tail wind, but once turning south to Orford and for a good bit of the way to Hoxne it was a tiring head wind and then good again after that.

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