Cyle Club trio smash 12-year-old team record

RECORD BREAKERS: (from left) Rob Davies, James Rush and Damon Day. Picture: Contributed
RECORD BREAKERS: (from left) Rob Davies, James Rush and Damon Day. Picture: Contributed

A trio of Cycle Club Sudbury riders smashed a 12-year-old club record over the last week.

As the time trial season drew to a close, the three riders achieved their season’s goal in their very last event.

Competing in the Leo 30-mile time trial, on the fast E2/30 course near Newmarket, James Rush, Rob Davies and Damon Day broke the team record by over 15 minutes.

Rush, in one hour six minutes 25 seconds, Davies 1:08:15 and Day 1:09:12, combined to record three hours 23 minutes and 52 seconds, beating the previous best set in 2000 by Mark Jay, Alan Wiseman and Barry Lee of 3:39:32.

Rush’s time was another club record, breaking the Scott Jones 1992 time of 1:06:59.

Also in the event was Stewart Kirk, whose time of 1:11:48 would also have been fast enough to be part of the team record.

Rush’s success was helped by competing over the unusual 30-mile distance a week earlier in the Lea Valley 30 where he recorded 1:14:14.

Also competing was Simon Daw, in 1:12:20 in sixth place, Kirk White (1:21:11) and Kirsty White (1:39:16).

Daw’s final ride this season was in the Norwich ABC 10 on the B10-43 course where he came third in 22 minutes 40 seconds.