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FINAL run in Wisbech Cycling Club’s Tuesday evening series was held in good conditions with plenty of fast rides, the first three coming in under 22 mins.

Veteran Paul Ashby was first again in 21.33 followed by David Jakeman in 21.43 and Mike MacInerney with 21.49. The veterans section is due for a shake-up next season with several of the speed merchants moving into the 40-plus category but still improving.

To prove this three Wisbech vets took to the roads in Yorkshire on a fast course on a fast day in the Yorks Velo Open 10. Adrian Whiting recorded an excellent 22.15, along with personal best times for Denese Halahan and Elaine Roesner on 26.25 and 27.11 respectively.

Denese put in another excellent 26.48 in the Team Swift charity 10 at Hull, and in the VC Norwich promotion Elaine took revenge with a 26.26 pb to Denese’s 28.48. Richard Eve recorded a 21.55 pb with Adrian Whiting on 23.54, all showing that age is no barrier to determined riders.

Tuesday results 9.7 miles: Ladies (both vets) – E Roesner 27.04, D Hallahan 29.50. Juniors – C Buttriss 23.45, J Ashby 25.14, N Steel 26.01, D Blackwell 26.57. Men – D Jakeman 21.43, M MacInerney 21.49, S Emmett 22.29, J Kierman 22.32, A Bean 22.38, M McClure 22.55, M Webster 23.11, D Pluck 24.36. Vets – P Ashby 21.33, S Buttriss 23.48, R Pepper 24.22, A Ward 24.32, A Twycross 25.50, D Webster 25.53, P Hopkins (Team Swift) 26.52, C Wilcox 27.04, R Parker 27.26, J Brown 29.09, M Halls (KLCC) 33.48.

Cafe Sprint: 1 K Roesner (vet KLCC), 2 M Webster, 3 D Blackwell (jnr).