Bellward takes home Points Trophy

PERSONAL BEST: Sudbury rider Dave Crisp broke his personal best over 25 miles
PERSONAL BEST: Sudbury rider Dave Crisp broke his personal best over 25 miles

Cycling Club Sudbury’s Points Trophy was awarded to Justin Bellward who won a tightly-fought contest to the crown.

The trophy is awarded to the rider who improves his times the most over the course of a season, and Bellward won with 877 points ahead of David Fenn on 856 and Ashton Dyson on 853.

James Rush was the fastest of the Sudbury riders in difficult conditions competing in the Newmarket E2/10 open 10-mile time trial.

Rush finished the course in 21 minutes and 43 seconds, with Damon Day (21.49), John Bradbury (22.11), Dave Crisp (22.14) and Colin Harris (26.09) also posting times.

Elsewhere, several Sudbury riders achieved personal bests in the 25-mile time trial on the fast E2/25 course.

Jodie Downs was the fastest in 52.28, and in the process broke Jonathan Weatherley’s club record of 52.42 set on the same course last year.

Downs now holds the club records over 10, 25 and 50 mile distances and is also in the team records for all three distances.

Day recorded a personal best of 53.30, as did Dave Crisp (56.09) with the only rider missing out being Rush, who suffered a puncture after a personal record to the turn.

The E2/10 attracted several Sudbury cyclists out in windy conditions, with Day averaging 31.5mph to finish in 22.14.

Stewart Kirk (25.59), Barry Lee (28.57) and Len Finch (31.43) also completed the course.