Weekly Report

Jan Smith rode the Godic 25 mile TT on Tuesday night against 19 other riders. Conditions were good with a slight crosswind. Jan Smith completed the course in 1:11:35, giving her the fastest female time of the night. The event was won by Liam Gentry in a time of 55:41. Mark Richards’s time of 56:40 was excellent considering he competed on a road bike.

On Wednesday, Jenny Anderson rode the CC Breckland 15 mile time trial. 56 riders in total took part: 3 tandems and 50 solo riders. Jenny broke her old personal best for the distance, taking it down to 37:24.

On Thursday twenty-five riders took part in the weekly 10. Conditions were good although quite humid. Roads were dry and the wind was low. 5 GYCC riders managed personal bests. Tom Moore improved his personal best by 42 seconds, taking it to 28:07; Jan Smith completed in 29:07, improving her personal best by 44 seconds ; Jenny Anderson’s p.b. was lowered by 51 seconds to 27:51; Ian Hacon managed to lower his by 6 seconds making his time 26:40 and Johnny Quinn lowered his p.b. by 1 second taking it to 26:50. Chris Hodds was once again the fastest of the GYCC riders, taking third place with a time of 25:37. The event was won by Paul Dennington of VCB with a time of 23:37.

On Sunday, the Street Velodrome championship was held in Lowestoft High Street. 10 riders took part in the amateur event. The first round was a time trial, with only the top four going through to the next round. GYCC rider, Jonny Hawes, took 2nd place in this round. He also went on to win his next round, the semi-final. In the final, he met VCB rider, Mark Richards, creating a local derby between the two clubs. Mark Richards took the win, Jonny taking second, and another local rider, Paul Hayward, taking third place. Kyle Schneider, 8, took part in the youth event. It was a team event, Sharks vs Tigers, with 6 riders on each team and each rider getting one race. Kyle was on the Sharks team and won his bout.  Each team, however, managed to win 3 races, resulting in an overall draw.

Saturday 25th June saw 22 GYCC riders engaged in a one day ride from Seascale to Whitby, a journey of 150 miles with some 14,000 feet of hill climbs through some of England’s finest landscapes. The route encompassed such iconic Lake District hills as Hardknott and Wrynose and finished by taking the riders through the North York Moors. All but one rider completed the event which started at just before 6 am and ended for some at 8:45 pm. The DNF was the result of another cyclist (not GYCC) falling into his wheel, thereby rendering his bike immobile. This most excellent adventure was coordinated by Larry Colby and supported by Kevin House and Bryn Williams.