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Wheelers out in force in time trial

West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club were out in force at the VTTA 10 mile time trial between Six Mile Bottom and Four Went Ways.

The course has a reputation for swift times and first Wheeler home Paul Vickers did not disappoint claiming personal best of 21 minutes and 21 seconds.

Next Wheeler home was David Howes in 23:50, while Henry Wood posted another personal best with 24:03.

Boyd Nicholas, posted a fine 24:04 and John Coles brought the Wheelers contingent home with a sterling time of 25:37.

Meanwhile, the Wheelers’ summer time trial series took place on the hilly Horringer 10 mile course.

Top spot went to EHF Velo rider Lee Woodcock in 23:19, followed by the home club’s Matt Shingleton in 24:06 and Steve Cave of Wolsey Road CC (24:58).

Other Wheelers finishers were: Richard Farrow (25:03); Pip Moore (25:39); Andy Ward (26:32); Peter Nicols (26:32); Peter Stephenson-Wall (26:56); Matt Eaglen (27:03); Fraser Elsworth (27:12); Anita Buxton (27:37); David Young (27:57); Martin Gale (28:03); Steve Newman (28:14); Zoila Gilham-Fernandez (29:03); Harry Shingleton (31:14); Rhys Holland-Jones (31:26); Robin Lines (32:28), Richard Holland Jones (35:29).

n Tom Smith competed in the Liverpool Road Race Elite 3 category event on Sunday and gained valuable race experience against some top end riders over the 56 mile course.

Smith buried himself in the lead group for several laps and still finding himself in the final mix, claimed a well deserved 18th spot.

n Colchester Rovers CC hosted Sunday’s grass track event, with mother and son Nicole and Harley Gregory in stand out form.

Harley raced consistently well over the omnium event, finishing third while Nicole claimed overall victory in the senior ladies event.

Oliver Griggs finished second in the two lap handicap race, while Fraser Elsworth finished second in the combined Under14/16 event at trinity Park circuit race in Ipswich.

n Elsewhere, Grafham Water in Rutland was the venue for Sunday’s middle distance (half ironman) triathlon combining a 1.2mile open water swim, 54.9 mile bike section and 13.1 mile run.

Hannah McInroy Naylor was in storming form, winning her age group comfortably and in doing so was crowned 2015 British Middle Distance Age Group Champion.

Club mate Sarah Wells also impressed posting the fastest ladies’ bike section of the event on the way to her claiming second age category spot.

n Seven intrepid Wheelers took on the daunting challenge of riding the entire 100 miles of the South Downs Way in a day on Saturday.

Matt Denny, Paul Watson and Chris Hinett took on the downs on 29er MTBs while Angie Joiner-Handy, Giles Prime, Stu Grand and Darren Baker braved the unrelenting hills and downs on cyclo cross bikes.

Setting out from Winchester at 5am, and with 90 miles off road, and over 11600 feet of climbing recorded, it was a very tough day in the saddle.

Joiner-Handy took the opportunity to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice and Matt JDRF which carries out research into Type One diabetes. The seven spent 12 hours and 18 minutes in the saddle before reaching their destination of Eastbourne.


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