Gallery: Diss star Dunnett takes victory at Trinity Park in Suffolk Cycle Racing Series

Ipswich Bicycle Club's Pierce Bacon third in a chasing group in the Go Race

Ipswich Bicycle Club's Pierce Bacon third in a chasing group in the Go Race - Credit: Archant

In contrast to the first week of the 2013 Suffolk Cycle Racing Series at Trinity Park, the sun was out and it was very warm.

While the numbers taking part were good in the first week despite the weather, week two saw all records broken.

More than 40 children took part in the coaching session and almost 90 competed in the Go Race and the women’s race.

The men’s race saw nearly 60 riders. Fortunately, with the track surface dry there were fewer crashes this week too.

In the Women’s race, Abbi Thorrington using all of her experience and strength made a break from the rest of the women’s field right from the start and managed to stay away to win the women’s race, which is building nicely and is becoming a real competition for both experienced and new riders. Ipswich’s Tanya Griffiths was in second place followed by Beth Coley and Joanne Newstead.


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The Go race was won by Adam Looker from Charles Broadway and Trevor Pillet in a keenly-contested race. With so many competitors racing around the Trinity Park circuit it was quite a spectacle for the many spectators on the finishing straight.

The main event was a cracking race with the different categories starting at slight intervals meaning the whole field came together about a third of the way through the hour long race.

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Those pushing at the front included eventual winner, Richard Dunnett from Diss who made a lone break to take an impressive win from James Jobber (Neon-Velo.com) and Hugo Robinson (IBC) who fell on the last lap the week before.

First week winner Keiran Brady, and Ipswich riders Phil Hetzel, Robinson, Graham Collins and Anthony Birt were among those helping to keep a high pace and make the race extremely tough, gradually splitting the field.

The success of this series is largely due to the large amount of volunteers setting up the course and organising and managing the event every week for such a large amount of competitors.

Thanks are also due to Trinity Park for improving the circuit from last year and fully supporting the continued development of this series.

The third races in the 2013 series is tonight at Trinity Park.

Coaching for children is at 6 pm with the Go Race staring at 6.55 pm and the women’s and main race starting at 7.30 pm.

Further details and how to enter can be found on the website www.suffolkcycleracing.org.uk

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