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THERE was a strong northeast wind blowing straight down the course at the Tuesday evening Wisbech Cycling Club 9.7 mile TT.

Several riders felt that it cost more time on the way out than they gained on the way back, the exceptions being strong veteran, Paul Ashby, and veteran tandem pair Tiffany and her dad Pete Baldwin who benefited from the wind direction and were pleased to get inside 25 mins.

On Saturday with similar conditions in the Cambridge CC 10 mile promotion Becky Taylor beat Tuesday’s time although over the full distance in 25.26, and a steadily improving Adrian Whiting trimmed nearly 2 minutes from his with 27.32. Lady vet Denese Hallahan in the Coventry CC 10 mile on a rolling course recorded 30.52.

The Café Sprint on Sunday ended up as a hot contest between youth and experience. Andy Bean (17) went early and charged ahead but 60 year old Paul Sims stayed with the chasing riders until they had almost caught him, then powered through at the finish for the win. Third was a new rider from the running club.

Results, Tue 26/4/11, 9.7 miles: Women – B Taylor 25.55, D Hallahan (vet) 30.17, E Roesner (vet) 31.03. Men – P Ashby (vet) 21.26, D Jakeman 23.17, A Ward (vet) 24.25, S Emmett 24.58, A King (vet) 25.08, M MacInerney 25.23, A Bean (jun) 25.27, A Whiting 29.13, P Nobbs 29.57, M Bean (vet) 30.18, M Thompson 30.22, R Parker (vet) 36.28. Tandem – T Baldwin (lady vet) & P Baldwin (vet) 24.48. Visitors – P Hopkins 27.54.