Ever present White holds on to lead to clinch title

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Long-time leader Kirsty White clinched the Evening Time Trial Series trophy as the 
competition came to a close after 20 events.

White never relinquished her hold on the competition and ran out a worthy winner with a total of 1,161 points.

She had initially been pushed hard by Malcolm Borg, who came second with 903 points, but only after the organisers rectified an earlier mistake for wrongly crediting points to Borg, did White complete a comfortable victory.

Borg was fortunate to hold onto second place as Jamie Howe was a mere five points behind him, equating to just five seconds over the 20 events.

Darren Rule, on 871 points, picked up fourth place, while Charlie Pratt clinched a very creditable fifth with Jodie Downs rounding off a strong season for sixth.

On the Open Time Trial scene, Cycling Club Sudbury riders have been very active.

Pride of place goes to Jonathan Weatherley, Rule and Rush, who picked up another team prize in CC Cambridge’s 25-mile TT on the E33 course at Newmarket.

Despite blustery conditions and an early rain shower, they narrowly defeated the Chelmer club for top spot.

Even more remarkable was the fact that Weatherly’s time of 59.28 seconds included a nasty fall as he slid the full width of a roundabout when he hit a damp patch.

He remounted and completed the course in true professional style to come home in seventh position.

Simon Daw temporarily encountered a dip in form during August, although he seems to have come through it as he posted eighth at Anglia Velo’s 10-mile TT at Risby with a 22.38 time also good enough to win his age group prize.

Elsewhere, Matt Traynar rode one of his best races on the quick E2/10 at Newmarket to record a very good 23.11, while White clocked a 29.37 at the same event with Weatherley riding a rapid 22.17 for his debut on this course.

Damon Day’s only ride during August saw him clock a very quick time of 22.11 at the Chronos 10 in Cambridgeshire for the quickest time of the month.

Steve Clark’s first Open TT on the same day saw him ride an excellent effort of 24.15, while Downs also competed at the same event and rode one of his best times for a 23.16.

The Laws, Terry and Barbara, rode a total of 11 events during the month with the pick being Terry’s 28.28 and Barbara’s 29.52 at the same Chronos event.

They also ventured across the Channel to Terry’s old stamping ground in Woesten, Belgium for a 24km TT.

With semi-closed roads and a large amount of enthusiastic spectators, Terry raced around the triangular course to claim 13th with Barbara coming home in 18th place to receive a cup for the only lady competing.