Cycle Club Sudbury take top three places in series

SPEED KING: Rob Davies, who is the fastest rider over 50 miles this year
SPEED KING: Rob Davies, who is the fastest rider over 50 miles this year

Cycle Club Sudbury continued to dominate the interclub ride with Colchester, taking the top three places and five of the top six spots.

Darren Rule was first home as more than 50 riders took on the Lavenham 10-mile course last Thursday in a time of 23 minutes 12 seconds.

Rob Davies came in second in 23.16, while Simon Daw made up a Sudbury one-two-three in 23.17, with the ride forming part of the weekly time trial series which began for the new season on April 17.

Jamie Howe came in fifth in 23.45 and James Rush crossed the line in sixth in 23.49.

The first Colchester rider in was Adrian Manley in 23.22, with the trophy going to Sudbury with a score of 238 points to 207.

There have been two previous events in the series, which takes in four courses until August 28, with the first won by Davies in 23.21 from Matt Shotbolt in 23.29, and Damon Day in 24.13.

The second was won by Shotbolt in 19.33 from Davies in 19.54 on the Acton circuit.

The club has trophies for fastest open time trial of the season for 25 miles, 50 miles and 100 miles.

Three riders road the fast E2/50 course on the A11 near Newmarket on Saturday.

Matt Traynar improved his personal best to ride the 50 miles in two hours, 14 minutes and 17 seconds.

Damon Day also got a personal best in 1.55.55.

Davies was fastest, clocking 1.52.56, averaging 26.6mph, and missing the club record by six seconds.

his will be a good marker for the 50 mile contest, with next week’s event taking place on the Brent Eleigh course at 7pm.