Mat just misses Wisbech course record

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Wisbech Wheeler Mat Webster on a flying visit from Loughborough University made his journey worthwhile by racing round the course on Tuesday evening in 21.12, just two seconds outside the course record, leaving a gap of almost two minutes to the next rider, John Talbot on 23.04 and vet, Adrian Whiting a distant third in 24.38.

Becky Murley again went on to take the ladies prize at the weekend with a season’s best of 24.42 in the Anglia Velo Open ‘10’ on the A14 near Risby.

In the same event 60 vet, Tony Bye recorded a pb of exactly 25 minutes and having started racing only last year he proves that age is no barrier to improvement. The 50+ vet, Lou Campion was also pleased to record a season’s best of 27.15 and with so many good performances it is hard to pick any one as ride of the week.

Results, Tue, July 19, 10 miles: Ladies – B Murley 26.31, L Campion (vet 50+) 28.45, K Ward (first Ride) 29.08. Men – M Webster 21.12, J Talbot 23.04, S Harrison 26.21, A Bird 26.55, M Clarkson 27.58, S Hamilton 28.45. Vets – A Whiting (Performance Coaching) (50+) 24.38, P Baldwin (60+) 25.33, C Murley (50+) 25.39, T Bye (60+) 26.19, J Brown (70+) 26.41.

Anglia Velo Open ‘10’ Saturday: (All vets) A Whiting (50+) 23.29, B Murley (lady 40+) 24.42, T Bye (60+) 25.00 pb, J Brown 25.58, L Campion (lady 50+) 27.15, D Hallahan (lady 60+) 29.13.