Wheelers battle against high winds

SOMETIMES the news on the time-trail activities of the North Norfolk Wheelers seems unduly preoccupied with the weather and this week is no exception.But weather conditions do play a very big part in the performances achieved by the time-triallers.

SOMETIMES the news on the time-trail activities of the North Norfolk Wheelers seems unduly preoccupied with the weather and this week is no exception.

But weather conditions do play a very big part in the performances achieved by the time-triallers.

Four Wheelers took part in an open 10-mile time trial at King's Lynn - Brian Platts, Lawrence Wright, Graham Davison, Alistair Findlay and Dave Griffiths - all agreed that the strong winds along the course made for a very hard ride.

Last Tuesday saw another 10-mile time trial on the home course. The weather had been threatening all day. Eighteen riders took part but a late afternoon April shower fell on part of the course which meant in places the road surface was wet.


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For the first time this season there were no personal bests, although good times are still being attained.

Jack Clark, one of the youngest riders, came in first on handicap.

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Anyone travelling along the A148 at the time of the time trial would have seen a trike taking part - these may look easy but are not for the faint hearted as they are notoriously difficult to handle.

However, Peter Hopkins is a seasoned trike rider and achieved a good time of28 minutes 21 seconds.

The Wednesday and Saturday club runs are still attracting terrific support, providing some good riding and good company: why not dust off the bike and join them? For more information visit the website www.nnwheelers.co.uk

Tuesday, May 28: 10-mile Time Trial

Actual times: Dorsett 21:52, Davison 23:39, Bailey 24:30, Read 24:45, Rush 24:58, Turner 24:59, Platts 25:37, Clark 25:45, Poulter 25:56, Etheridge 26:32, Spencer 26:49, Rivett 27:01, Findlay 27:53, Griffiths 28:02, Callaby 28:12, Hopkins (Trike) 28:21, Thorold 28:56, Laws 30:41.

Performance Handicap Times: Clark 21:03, Dorsett 21:04, Platts 21:05, Findlay 21:11, Etheridge 21:21, Turner 21:24, Davison 21:24, Griffiths 21:37, Bailey 21:41, Thorold 21:42, Rush 21:44.

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