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Ely & District Cycling Club - B&T Motor Repairs Press Release 26th March 2019


With Spring well underway, the time trial season started in earnest for members of the Ely & District Cycling Club - B&T Motor Repairs this weekend. On Saturday, Derek Ricketts and Will Shepherd were racing on the E2/10 course running along the A11 in an event organised by the ECCA. Shepherd finished the 10 mile course in a time of 22:59, while Ricketts' hard season of training paid off with a time of 21:42, a new course record for him. The winning time of 18:52 was set by Daniel Northover of Finsbury Park CC.

Derek Ricketts on his way to setting a new PB on the E2/10 course. Credit Davey Jones.

Will Shepherd racing on the E2/10 in the ECCA event on Saturday. Credit Davey Jones.

On Sunday, three Ely riders took part in a 15 mile time trial organised by Wisbech Wheelers on the B15/2 course near Wisbech, running along the A47. Fastest Ely rider was Rory Havis, with a time of 33:36, followed by John Manlow in 37:03 and Robert Goult in a time of 44:11. Fastest rider of the day overall was George Fox of Team Bottrill who completed the course 15 mile course in 30:56.

Rory Havis riding in the Wisbech Wheelers 15 mile time trial. Credit Fergus Muir.

However, time trialling was not the only discipline in which Ely riders took part at the weekend. In the first round of the 2019 HSBC National cross-country mountain bike championships, Mathew Eley finished 18th in the Expert Male category, while Mikie Burrell finished in 48th place in the Sport Male race.


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