Cycling news in brief

Fourteen year-old Bury St Edmunds girl Esther Colman has been riding in a team led by Olympic team pursuit silver medallist Ed Clancy at the big Revolution track meeting at Manchester.

Fergus Muir

Fourteen year-old Bury St Edmunds girl Esther Colman has been riding in a team led by Olympic team pursuit silver medallist Ed Clancy at the big Revolution track meeting at Manchester. Colman was taking part in a Future Stars team, where young riders compete in teams each headed by one of our Olympic Stars over a series of short races.

Back in Suffolk, West Suffolk Wheelers attracted 48 entrants for their Roads and Tracks ride which took riders through Barton, Ixworth ,Honington and Fornham.

This Saturday, November 21, the club promotes a Roller Racing Challenge at Horringer Community Centre from 7pm. Riders compete against each other on bikes fixed to training rollers. All cyclists are welcome. More details on www.westsuffolk wheelers.co.uk


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At the VC Baracchi prize presentation club chairman Brian Boxall reported that thirty members had ridden time trials during the year. Cycling photographer Mark Cozens made the presentations, to, among many, Rider of the Year Liam Gentry who has ridden Premier Calendar road races and put in a 20:56 “10”, not to mention trying night mountain bike racing and Nick Esser who achieved a remarkable and well deserved double in taking the Best All-Rounder trophy and the Charles Grimmer Memorial Trophy for his work in promoting several events during the year.

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