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TRIPLE HEADER WEEKEND FOR JUNIOR ELY RIDER

Having raced on both Saturday and Sunday the weekend before, junior racer Harvey Woodroffe took advantage of the Bank Holiday to go one better last weekend and raced for three days in a row. Woodroffe's busy weekend started with two days of racing in Kent at the VC Londres Deux Jours de Cyclopark race, in which Woodroffe was competing in the Under 12 category. On Saturday he missed a break of 7 riders out of the peloton of 27, but sprinted to second place in the second bunch of riders to finish 9th. In Sunday's race Woodroffe made the front group, and sprinted to 8th place, giving him 10th place overall in his age group in the two day event. On the Monday Bank Holiday, Woodroffe was racing in a closed circuit criterium race at Trinity Park in Ipswich, once again in the Under 12 category, and took a podium place finishing third overall in a hectic race.


Senior members of the Ely & District Cycling Club - B&T Motor Repairs were also racing over the Bank Holiday weekend however, with four riders competing in the Leo 30 mile time trial event held on Saturday on the F2/30 course near Cambourne. Darran Bennett was once again the fastest Ely rider on the day, finishing the 30 mile course in a time of 1:03:20 to give him 17th place overall out of a field of 105 riders. However, Rob Golding again pushed Bennett close, completing the course in a time only 28 seconds slower to put him in 18th place overall. John Manlow finished in a time of 1:06:12, putting him in 37th place, while Sophie Walker Meers put in an excellent performance in her debut time trial, finishing in a time of 1:12:14, leaving her 69th overall and the sixth fastest female rider on the day.


Photograph credits: Davey Jones and Josh Woodroffe