Wisbech Wheeler Andy Bean, with a personal best of 1.00.05 for 25 miles, was hoping for a six-second improvement to bring him under the hour.
Instead he stormed round the course in the VC Norwich Open TT to an incredible 53.33 slicing more than six minutes from his previous best. Veteran Dave Webster made a more modest improvement of over a minute to 1.02.22.
Other riders who decided to save themselves for the Wisbech Open ‘25’ this Sunday were disappointed as it was cancelled due to dangerous weather conditions.
In the Tuesday evening event now on the full 10 mile course Mat McClure once again took first.
Doug McClure was second chased-in by the constantly improving Wayne Hall. All riders took longer except Ian Luck who was still seven seconds quicker than last week over the longer distance.
Results, Tue, May 6, 10 miles: Ladies – L Campion (vet) 28.31, R Hamilton 29.20, F Thatcher 29.25, D Hallahan (vet) 34.06. Men – M McClure 22.23, D McClure 23.14, W Hall 23.16, J McClure (jun) 23.47, M MacInerney 24.16, N Steel 24.38, J Talbot 25.02, D Webster 25.04, A Whiting 25.47, A Ward 25.48, S Jones 26.01, I Luck 26.13, G Bowles 27.33, P Nobbs 28.39, D Kennelly 35.32. Vets – J Brown 25.54, P Baldwin 26.26, P Willis 28.03, M Bean 29.24.