Carl in season’s best

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The rain kept off for a change on Tuesday evening but a rising headwind on the home leg meant slower times for most riders.

One exception was Wisbech Wheelers vet Carl Murley, who cranked his fixed wheel machine relentlessly all the way round to record a season’s best of 24.07.

A slightly below par Paul Ashby on 22.56 was once again beaten into second place by Richard Eve with 22.30 and Mike MacInerney took third in 22.59. David Jakeman was taken out of the running by mechanical problems.

On Saturday two Wisbech vets took to the road in the Team Cambridge Open ‘10’ and both were rewarded with a season’s best. Denese Hallahan recorded 27.35 and Adrian Whiting was round in 23.12.

Results, Tue, July 17, 9.7 miles: Ladies (both vets) – E Roesner 28.22, D Hallahan 30.24. Men – R Eve, M MacInerney 22.59, D McClure 23.12, J Kierman 23.12, S Ridgewell 23.24, J MClure 23.53, M McClure 24.03, W Hall 24.09, S Emmett 24.27, A Jenkins 25.04, M Webster 25.55. Vets – P Ashby 22.56, C Murley 24.07, A Whiting 24.58, A Ward 25.06, P Hopkins (Team Swift) 27.09, A Twycross 27.18, D Webster 28.18, R Parker 28.57.