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Members at Whisbech Wheelers have driven themselves to success with personal bests in recent weeks

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Graham Horspool and his son William have been driving each other to achieve a series of personal best cycling times over the past few weeks.

William (13) recently switched from bunch racing at the Milton Keynes Bowl to the Lotus track series in Norfolk, where the fast paced racing has boosted his TT performances.

In the Boston Wheelers 10 mile club event a couple of weeks ago, Graham recorded a new personal best of 24.30 and William closed to within 30 seconds of his own PB of 25.03.

William Horspool in action at Spalding. (41152333)
William Horspool in action at Spalding. (41152333)

Not satisfied with that time, William reduced the gap to just 13 seconds with 24.29, against his dad’s 24.16 in the same event the next Tuesday.

This in turn prompted Graham to a huge effort in the East District 10-mile Championships at Kings Lynn on Saturday afternoon where recorded another PB of 23.51.

William recorded 24.24 at that event, which many feel is just the latest in his relentless series of improvements.

At the same event, the fastest Wisbech Wheeler was Neil Empson. He recorded 23.08, while returning Phil Lee was disappointed with his 24.17 - although it was a very respectable effort after his long lay-off.

Neil Empson was in action earlier in the week on Wednesday in the Cambridgeshire CC 15 mile race, accompanied by 40+ vet Jon Talbot.

They were both above a 25 mile-per-hour average with 33.31 and 34.36 respectively.

On Saturday, Wisbech Supervet Roger Sewell decided to forego the East District ‘10’ in favour of the Melton Olympic 25 Mile Open event near Newark - he also broke the 25mph average with 59.29, adding to a string of remarkable performances since beating serious illness a couple of years ago.

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