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.
You may also want to watch:
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.
- 1 Escape to the Country names 'north Norfolk's seaside capital'
- 2 'Crisis' appeal as heritage railway loses £765k in year
- 3 Fit for a king or queen: 'Castle' for sale at auction for £650,000
- 4 Serial 'dine and dash' conman who fled hotels without paying is jailed
- 5 Inquest opens into death of man whose car crashed into wall
- 6 Parachute flare discovered on Norfolk beach
- 7 Norfolk’s weekly Covid care home deaths among worst in England
- 8 Wind farm engineers to drill below cliffs and rivers
- 9 Popular wine merchant took his own life, inquest hears
- 10 Last chance to own historic items as town hall goes under offer
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.