Newly-formed women’s league to join Ixworth cycle races in May

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The newly-formed Women’s Eastern Racing League will be visiting Ixworth on May 5.

They will be part of the attraction of the annual Ixworth Mayday Cycle races, which features the only closed-circuit racing in the region.

Racing starts at 11.30am and continues through until 5pm, with the event being promoted by West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club.

If interested in signing up for the women’s league, log on to for more information

n Wheeler Andy Sewell raced to a hard-fought eighth place in the Milton Keynes Bowl Criterium on Saturday, finishing just three second behind the leader.

n David Young was the first Wheeler home in the Plomesgate 10-mile time trial on Saturday, finishing 34th overall in a time of 28 minutes.

He was followed by Mark Eastwood (36th, 29.14) and Gerry Barton (37th, 30.45), while Team VeloVelocity’s Paul Jay was fifth overall in 23.42.

n Duathlete Angela Joiner-Handy proved she is fine form ahead of the World Age Group Championships with first place in her category in a time of two hours 19 minutes three seconds at the Clumber Park Duathlon, in Nottinghamshire on Saturday.

n Matt Skeats returned home from University in York for his Easter break and cruised to victory in Mildenhall Cycling Club’s annual Rough Ride in a time of one hour 12 minutes 44 seconds.

The 20-year-old averaged 17 miles per hour over a 
mixture of bridleways, farm tracks and some tarmac to finish more than three minutes ahead of his nearest rival Marc Bowers.

Mandy Burchett finished in third position with a comfortable gap of more than three minutes ahead of Richard Carrington.

Ryan Skeats was only 12 minutes slower than his older brother to easily win the under-18s’ section in a time of 1.24.35.

Thetford teenager Josh Murad, 13, was second.