Conditions were warm and sunny for the Diss and District CC 25-mile time trial, staged on the B25/17 in Norfolk from Bressingham to Thetford and back.
Riders competed in various categories, with trikes, pre-1980 machines, medium gear and two-up events giving spectators a varied diet of machines.
However, conditions weren’t perfect, with a strong crosswind making it much harder on the return leg from Thetford.
Fenland RC’s Ian Pike was easily the fastest on a trike, clocking 1:05.02 to win by more than five minutes from Lez Young (Lincoln Wheelers), while John Thompson (Severn RC) was third, another seven minutes back.
The promoting club’s Jason Corner clocked 1:05.01 to win the pre-1980 category by around a minute and a half from Norwich
ABC’s Ed Dean, while David Staff took third place for Diss and District, being around three and a half minutes slower than Corner.
Chris Skinner (CS Velosport) was the winner of the medium gear event, clocking 1:01.16 to win by 27 seconds from VC Baracchi rival Lucas He, while Geoff Frost (Team Velo Velocity) was third, another couple of minutes back.
And the two-up event went to Robert Golding and Roy Havis of Ely and District CC, who clocked 56.49 to win by more than two minutes from Horner and Back (VC Revolution), while Simmonds and Shelley (Diss and District CC) were third.
* Photos and event details by Fergus Muir.
1 Ian Pike Fenland Road Club 1:05:02
2 Lez Young Lincoln Whs C C 1:10:43
3 John Thompson Severn Road Club 1:17:59
4 Peter Holland Lincoln Whs C C 1:25:54
5 Ian Mackenzie Southend Whs 1:27:20
6 Adrian Hills Lewes Wanderers 1:35:01
7 Martin Badham CC Breckland 1:37:49
8 Dave Hardy Leicester Forest C C DNS
1 Jason Corner Diss & District CC 1:05:01
2 Ed Dean Norwich ABC 1:06:37
3 David Staff Diss & District CC 1:08:41
4 Martin Pyne Anglia Velo 1:09:05
5 Simon Harrison Diss & District CC DNS
1 Chris Skinner C.S. Velosport 1:01:16
2 Lucas He V.C. Baracchi 1:01:43
3 Geoff Frost Team Velo Velocity 1:03:57
4 Jim Trevor Hull Thursday RC 1:05:22
5 Richard Hutt Harp R.C. 1:05:32
6 Gary Matthews Sole Bay C Sport 1:05:53
7 James Doy Sole Bay C Sport 1:07:52
8 Andy Kennedy Ipswich B.C. 1:08:31
9 David Smith Sleaford Whs CC 1:09:50
10 Paul Rippon Ipswich B.C. 1:11:32
11 Terence Hawes Kassei CC/Techfuel 1:18:02
12 Jan Smith Gt Yarmouth CC 1:22:14
13 John Musgrave Diss & District CC 1:25:19
14 Denese Hallahan Wisbech Whs 1:38:02
Andrew Vaughan Bonito Squadra DNS
Graham Collins TPH Racing DNS
Fraser Elsworth West Suffolk Whs DNS
Philip Barnes TPH Racing DNS
1 Golding/Havis Ely & District CC 00:56:49
2 Horner/Back V.C. Revolution 00:58:54
3 Simmonds/Shelley Diss & District CC 00:59:00
4 Carter/Doe Diss & District CC 00:59:32
5 Smart/Smart V.C. Norwich 1:02:14
6 Stevens/Atkins Team PedalRevoln 1:02:56
7 Thompson/Collings Town& Country Print 1:03:20
8 James/ Spillman Tri-Anglia 1:03:21
9 Eastwood/Steed West Suffolk Whs 1:14:37
10 Ready/Ready Diss & District CC 1:15:48
11 Beard/Taylor Stowmrket & Dist CC 1:16:13