Weatherley and White crowned club champions

TOP RIDER: First  femal rider Kirsty White
TOP RIDER: First femal rider Kirsty White

Cycle Club Sudbury (CCS) held their club Time Trial Championship in what proved to be ideal weather conditions on the Lavenham 10-mile course.

Twenty-one riders were entered for the various categories on offer during the event which was for club members only.

In-form Jonathan Weatherley was crowned champion on the night for the gold medal with a time of 23minutes and eight seconds.

Simon Daw claimed second place for silver with 23.37, but the race for the bronze medal place was decided by just one second with James Rush (23.52) edging out an unlucky Darren Rule (23.53)

Kirsty White won the gold medal to become ladies’ champion with a time of 28.31 and Barbara Law claimed the silver with a 32.06.

The Handicap Trophy was won by Barbara’s husband Terry with an adjusted time of 15.59, which narrowly beat Stewart Kirk’s 16.02 by three seconds, and Matt Traynar was five seconds further behind in third.

Daw claimed the Vets on Standard Trophy with a plus-3.14, followed by Weatherley on plus-2.56 and Kirk on plus-2.13.

Viv Marsh provided a bit of variety on the night by riding his recently-constructed trike and also recorded a club record with 32.30.

In the Evening Series time trial competition, it is becoming a two-bike race between current leader Kirsty White (1,062 points) and Malcolm Borg (1,058pts) with five events remaining.

In third place is Jamie Howe (858pts) with youngster Charlie Pratt (796pts) fourth, Darren Rule (729pts) fifth and Jodie Downs (695pts) sixth.

White has also claimed the headlines in the open time trial scene, demolishing Sue Parker’s 27-year-old record by six minutes with a one hour six minute and 35 seconds ride on the fast E2 course at 
Newmarket in very hot conditions.

Daw posted a personal best (pb) many years since his last one at 25 miles with an excellent 55.28 at Bungay, following a good time of 1.58.11 on the same course a week later.

He has now ridden the fastest times for 25, 50 and 100 miles so far this season by a CCS rider.

Weatherley scored a third place at Maldon with 23.06 for 10 miles and followed this up with a 21.38 on the fast F2 course near Cambridge to post the fastest 10 of the season by a CCS rider and also a pb.

He recorded another pb for a 25 mile on the N1 course at Sawtry, of 58.58.

Damon Day has had a good season so far with a pb of 55.34 recorded for 25 miles on the E2 course and followed it up two weeks later with a 56.15 on the same, but very hot (30 degrees Celsius) course.

James Rush also rode the E2 course on the same day and recorded his best 25 to date with a 55.54.

Darren Pratt ventured into new territory by riding his first 50-mile time trial in 2.12.43.

A week later he produced another pb, but for 25 miles with a 59.11 on the E2.

Jody Downs also got a pb with his first sub-one-hour 25-mile time trial with 59.11 on the E2.

Super vet Terry Law finally found some decent form to record a 1.13.16 on the E2 and a 27.58 for a 10 on the F2.

Wife Barbara rode an excellent 29.11 on the same day with Bob Bush riding a 31.44 for his best of the season.

This followed another best for Bush of 1.19.30 for a 25 on the E2 with Len Finch also recording his best of 1.14.03 on the same day.