CYCLING: Spalding cyclists use the fourth to clock record times

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No fewer than nine riders posted personal best times at Spalding Cycling Club’s fourth ten mile time trial event of the season.

Fastest on the night was once again Neil Palmer, who continued his winning series of rides.

His finishing time of 22.45mins was just a few seconds faster than his offering the previous week.

Chris Ward took second overall in 23.15 – an almost identical time to the one he set inrace three. Completing the top three was Chris Pratt, who finished in 24 minutes exactly.

Aimee Stocker was the first lady home with a time of 26.15.

In the under-18s competition, Sam Bentley managed to take top spot from Harry Bellars by seven seconds.

The duo finished in times of 24.21 and 24.28 respectively, ensuring both clocked new PBs.

Jake Norton was fastest in the under-16s with 28.07, which is believed to be another PB.

Other PBs on the night went to Andy Bowser (28.50), Paul Kendall (30.33), Ross McGivern (31.36), Michael Farrell (32.21), William Gurney (37.24) and Nicole Flatters (38.50).

• The third edition of Spalding Cycling Club’s Nelson Sportive attracted a record field of more than 100 riders – including 26 from the host club.

All riders had the choice of taking on one of two rolling and scenic rides of either 58 and 80 miles in and around Norfolk. Starting and finishing at Sutton Bridge’s Curlew Centre, the routes took in some quiet villages, Sandringham Park and on up to Brancaster on the long route.

Thanks go to organiser Simon Wright, the support team on the day and also to Sue and Florian from Active Edge Solutions for the post event massage service.