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Impressive performances in VC Baracchi's 10-mile championship

PUBLISHED: 07:12 04 August 2017

Club Baracchi riders pose for a picture after the Godric 10. Pictured from left to right are Paul Dennington, Paul Reed, Lucas He and John Swanbury. Picture: Lucas He

Club Baracchi riders pose for a picture after the Godric 10. Pictured from left to right are Paul Dennington, Paul Reed, Lucas He and John Swanbury. Picture: Lucas He

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Junior rider Lucas He of VC Baracchi became the club's 10-mile champion with a stunning 21.36 personal best in the Godric club time trial last week.

Other VCB times were Paul Hayward 22.41, Paul Dennington 23.04, Paul Reed, 25.45 and John Swanbury 26.02.

Second claim VCB members Liam Gentry and Mark Richards, now riding for DAP CC, put in the best and third-best rides with 20.35 and 20.53, with their DAP club-mate Harley Matthews sandwiched between in 23.52.

Jenny Anderson of Great Yarmouth CC, who is also a VCB second claim member, was the only person eligible for the VCB ladies’ championship and duly won it with a good ride in 26.23.

Dennington rode a wonderful new personal best time of 56.29 at 25 miles in the VTTA East Anglian group open time trial on the E2/25 course on the A14 and A11 roads from Newmarket.

Dennington had improved by 27 seconds. Swanbury also rode, with 1:03.35.

The fastest was Kevin Tye of VeloRefined.com/Aerosmiths with 48.57 and the riders included 87-year-old Peter Horsnell of Chelmer CC whose time was 1:13.55. Gavin Hinxman of Drag2Zero set a national trike competition record in 53.17.

Many of the riders who had entered did not start as the early morning weather to reach Newmarket before the 6am start was dreadful, but the storms cleared in time.

Local rider Denise Hurren of Sole Bay Cycle Sport, who has been going well lately, was on a good ride but suffered a puncture and did not finish.

Lucas He took second place behind Louis Julian in Great Yarmouth CC’s Club 10 at Lound, with 24.06 behind Julian’s 23.40. Richard Allen’s time was 30.55.

Kate Churchill of VCB has been riding the London-Edinburgh-London event this week, which is 1,441km long and has 11,128 metres of climbing.

Five days are allowed for this ride, which has controls like any audax ride and club members have been following Kate’s progress.

Also riding this event, though separately, is Ian Reid, who is one of the regular Wrinklies. The more usual Wrinklies’ rides are a more modest affair of 45 miles or so from Carlton Colville church at 9am on Tuesdays and Fridays and all reasonably capable riders are welcome.

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