Wright takes time trial title

TIME TRIAL CHAMPION: Simon Wright on his way to a stunning time in the Cycle Club Sudbury championships.
TIME TRIAL CHAMPION: Simon Wright on his way to a stunning time in the Cycle Club Sudbury championships.

A STUNNING ride saw Simon Wright become the Cycle Club Sudbury 10-mile time trial champion.

Numerous personal bests and fast rides were recorded by the 30 club riders who took part in the club championships, as they revelled in the gloriously sunny weather, which was in stark contrast to the cold, wet and windy conditions that have greeted them for most Thursday evenings this year.

Simon Wright won the big prize of the evening with a 22 minute 13 second ride. In-form Mat Shotbolt claimed second place only 19 seconds behind, with third place going to the hard-charging Simon Daw in 23.09.

The handicap competition went to super veteran Bob Bush while young Tom Littlewood took second place, the 50-year difference between the two highlighting that competitive cycling does not have any age barriers. Rob Harman, who has recently returned to the sport, was rewarded with third place.

In the Veterans Handicap on Standard competition, Simon Wright picked up another trophy for first place with +4.41, followed by a rejuvenated Brian Mann with +4.05 who narrowly beat Simon Daw’s +3.58.

The Ladies Champion Trophy again went to the evergreen Barbara Law with a 31.32 ride, but the improving Louisa McKnight was only 22 seconds adrift in second place, with relative newcomer Kirsty White picking up third spot with a 35.17 ride.

Jack Davies followed in dad Rob’s wheel tracks by showing a good turn of speed in his first season of racing and picking up the Junior Champion’s Trophy with a very respectable 27.36.

Tom Littlewood retained his Juvenile Champion’s Trophy with a time of 26.58 which was a whopping three minutes quicker than the time he won with last year.