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Cyclist injured in 12-hour time trial

PUBLISHED: 12:35 19 August 2010 | UPDATED: 09:48 16 September 2010

A number of North Norfolk Wheelers took part in an open 12-hour time trial last week but the race had to be stopped as Will Dorsett was involved in an accident on the A11 with a car.

A number of North Norfolk Wheelers took part in an open 12-hour time trial last week but the race had to be stopped as Will Dorsett was involved in an accident on the A11 with a car.

He was airlifted to hospital but has only bad cuts and bruises and a fractured wrist and is recovering well from his injuries.

The club's thoughts and best wishes are with him for a speedy return to the saddle.

Twenty-one riders took part in the North Norfolk Wheelers 10 mile time trial last Tuesday.

There were again some outstanding performances with three personal bests - Poulter, Needham and Brown - and a course personal best for Andrew Knowles.

For Nick Poulter it was his first 10 mile time trial in less than 25 minutes, and Nino Piccoli was just 21 seconds off equalling the course record.

It is good to see so many riders taking part in the time trials, but such large numbers put a lot of pressure on the time keepers, with some riders completing the course whilst others have only just started off.

They do sterling work week after week in running the time trials.

This week was particularly busy for the marshals and committee as the Wheelers successfully ran the first Lotus Criterion event to be held at the Airport Park and Ride on Sunday, August 8.

It was good to see excellent performances from two Wheelers at the event, Andrew Knowles was second in the fourth category race and ninth in the elite, first, second and third category.

Matt Hicks was fourth in the Go Ride.

Tuesday, August 10, 10 mile time trial, Actual times: Piccoli 20:28, Hicks 23:34, Andrew Knowles 24:01 (cpb), Rush 24:44, Poulter 24:49 (pb), Clark-Turner 25:12, Rivett 25:23, Needham 25:40 (pb), Bacon 25:50, Andy Knowles 26:28, Kempson 26:43, Brown 26:44 (pb), Griffiths 27:17, Thorold 27:31, Findlay 27:35, Wightman 28:16, Bolam 28:22, Mayell 28:39, Vidler 29:40, Laws 29:53.

Performance handicap times: Brown 20:30, Poulter 20:34, Bolam 20:42, Needham 20:44, Andrew Knowles 21:04, Hicks 21:15, Kempson 21:17, Andy Knowles 21:28, Rush 21:30, Thorold 21:31, Findlay 21:41, Rivett 21:53, Griffiths 22:04, Laws 22:10, Turner 22:14, Mayell 22:43, Clark 22:51.


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