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Wisbech Cycling Club have battled tough conditions in their latest events at Newark, Cambridge and Norwich

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Wisbech Cycling Club have been battling tough conditions over the past two weeks as they made a bid for for some strong times.

Fierce winds were an ever-present at the weekend, with 74-year-old Roger Sewell racing for 25 miles up the A1 towards Newark.

This was as part of the Sherwood CC promotion event, and Sewell broke the hour mark with a time of 59.46.

Roger Sewell in action (42763554)
Roger Sewell in action (42763554)

He said he was happy to have only finished one second slower than his first time recorded 34 years ago.

Matt McClure, Neil Empson and Tony Bye were racing at the 10-mile Eastern Counties CA event near Cambridge.

McClure came home in 21.20, with Empson just behind with 22.36. Bye finished in 24.53.

In the previous week, the same four cyclists were in action.

McClure showed his strength at the VC Norwich Open 25-mile TT, near Attleborough.

He was travelling upwards of 40mph at points, and powered to the finishing line in a time of 52.40.

Empson was at the same event but was hit harder by the weather conditions, and recorded a time of 58.04.

Sewell was participating in the Veterans TT Association event, and he beat the 25mph average he sets for himself with a time of 59.39.

Bye, who only started racing in his 60s, joined Sewell at that venue.

He struggled on the upwards segments of a windy race, but still recorded a time of 1.04.45.

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