Matt finish shines on night

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THE Thursday evening time trial for Sudbury Cycling Club took place on the Brent Eleigh course in testing conditions.

This did not deter the 18 competitors, some of whom managed to improve on personal best times.

The biggest improver on the night was John Shotbolt who improved by 64 seconds with a time of 26:36. It was fitting that the race was won by John’s son, Matt, in a time of 19:17 edging out Simon Daw 19:21, followed by James Rush in 20:18.

Damon Day and Rob Davies rode the EACC ‘10’, on the same evening, on the B10/3 course on A11 near Besthorpe.

These evening rides can produce very quick nights but on this occasion the wind was very strong and the times were down. None the less the two CC Sudbury riders placed well with Davies 9th in 21:55 and Day 16th with 22-15 in an event with 75 riders taking part.

Four Sudbury riders took part in the Plomesgate ‘25’ on the B25/2R on Saturday again in blustery conditions on a sporting course.

It was an extremely tight affair for the fastest of the four with Day fastest in 1:01:29, Rush 1:01:42, Daw 1:02:10 and Stewart Kirk 1 hour 12 minutes.

Rush had a good excuse for defeat in that his saddle snapped during the event.

This weeks club event is the interclub with West Suffolk Wheelers on the Lavenham ‘10’ course which will require some excellent rides if Sudbury are to repeat last years win.