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Gary Freeman scored his first win for Pedal Power Ipswich when he outsprinted Mike Auger (Iceni Velo) to win the opening of the Lotus Cycle Race Series, writes Fergus Muir.

West Suffolk Wheelers' Ixworth village centre races climaxed with a win for Sean Purser of the St Ives CC after a nail-biting senior men's race.

Amy Pritchard, twice a previous winner of the Pat Pepper Memorial Trophy, returned to the Waveney Valley to win the cup for the third time in the Wolsey RC 25, writes Fergus Muir.

Dougal Toms won at the Fakenham Town Centre Races, exploiting his bike handling skills to seize the lead on the double bend through the Upper Market and holding it through the final corners to take the race for top category men, writes Fergus Muir.

Adrian Pettitt of the Stowmarket and District CC won his own club's 20 mile Debenham time trial by the smallest of margins, beating David Crisp of Colchester club 3T Racing by just one second.

It was the climbs and descents that tested competitor's legs to the limit in the final round of the Revel Outdoors Winter Series mountain bike races, writes Fergus Muir.

The 2019 Ely & District Hardriders fully lived to its fearsome reputation as a tough early season challenge, writes Fergus Muir.

Joint guests of honour at the Chelmer Cycling Club Gala Dinner were two people who had between them racked up 108 years of membership of the club, writes Fergus Muir.

An exciting Youth race at the Iceni Velo cyclo-cross climaxed with a win for Stowmarket rider Charlie Johnson, writes Fergus Muir.

There was a third consecutive win for Laura Sampson (Sussed Out/Mondraker) at the Winter Series mountain bike races near Brandon where she won the Veteran Female 90 minute race, writes Fergus Muir.

Kieran Jarvis won the Senior men's race at the Stow Scramble at Haughley Park after Eastern League rival James Madgwick fell while in the lead and - in a carbon-copy of their collision last week - Jarvis ran into him, writes Fergus Muir.

A big effort by a team of local cyclists led by Steve Grimwood of Elmy Cycles resulted in a fine weekend of National Trophy cyclo-cross at Trinity Park, Ipswich, writes Fergus Muir.

A disconsolate Kieran Jarvis won the Eastern Senior Cyclo-Cross Championship at Stanborough Park, Welwyn on Sunday, writes Fergus Muir.

Thinking and pre-planning riding lines helped Cam Hurst to his first Senior cyclo-cross win, which came at the Grafham Water event promoted by the St Ives CC, writes Fergus Muir.

Competitors, marshals and spectators gathered at the Colchester Rovers cyclo-cross for a presentation to founding Eastern Cyclo-Cross League official Neil Pears, writes Fergus Muir.

Chris Crabtree bounded up the short, sharp Semer Hill in just a fraction over 40 seconds to win the CC Sudbury Hill Climb, and with it the East District Championship.

James Madgwick (Bloodwise/QSW) won the Velo Club Revolution senior cyclo-cross at Colchester after seizing his chance when his junior challenger Oliver Stockwell (Welwyn Wheelers) momentarily pulled his foot out of his pedal on the last lap, writes Fergus Muir.

The Orwell Velo Road Race featured a convincing win for a pro-aspirant from Ireland and a nail-biting sprint for the remaining placings between Nick Flexman (Colchester Rovers) and Harry Wood (Maldon & District), writes Fergus Muir.

The Mid-Suffolk Road Race on the Willisham-Barking-Offton circuit was dominated by a seven-man break featuring local riders Owen Geeson (Fast Test), Stephen Clark (Ipswich BC) and Mark Powell (Stowmarket & District), writes Fergus Muir.

In the mountain bike racing at Hintlesham, a war of attrition ended with Andrew Cockburn (Newdales Cycles) winning the senior men's race that was the climax of the day.

The highlight of West Suffolk Wheelers' grass track meeting was a dramatic 800 metres national championship final in which Chelmsford rider Mitch Powell rode from front to seize the crown, writes Fergus Muir,

In the Orwell Velo ten mile event Ross Fawcett of Pedal Power Ipswich broke Lloyd Chapman's already very competitive course record for the Crowfield circuit, writes Fergus Muir.

With the wind bringing a taste of Belgian conditions to a short circuit in south Norfolk, the Diss Road Races proved exceptionally competitive with breaks succeeding in both the men's and women's events.

Mark Arnold led a trio of Suffolk riders at the top of the Great Yarmouth CC 25 miler on the Somerleyton circuit, writes Fergus Muir.

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