Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 15°C

Kings of Anglia Issue 7 Magazine Offer With Jimmy Bullard and Tristan Nydam

Dave Green and Karen Eaton win 12-hour East District Championship titles

PUBLISHED: 13:31 03 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:31 03 August 2017

Dave Green from Thetford -  a national age record in the Breckland CC 12-hour. Picture: FERGUS MUIR

Dave Green from Thetford - a national age record in the Breckland CC 12-hour. Picture: FERGUS MUIR


At the end of a hard days’ racing in the CC Breckland Twelve-Hour two attempts on national records had failed but Dave Green from Thetford and Ipswich rider Karen Eaton had won East District Championships with best-ever distances.

Dale Sturman – a 260 mile ride for the West Suffolk Wheeler in the Breckland CC 12-hour. Picture: FERGUS MUIRDale Sturman – a 260 mile ride for the West Suffolk Wheeler in the Breckland CC 12-hour. Picture: FERGUS MUIR

Leeds rider Adam Duggleby (Vive Le Velo) covered a provisional 317.2 miles on the course mainly on the Thetford-Wyndham road. All distance so far available are provisional, but if, as expected, this is confirmed, it is about half a mile short of the current record set by Andy Wilkinson on a similar A11-based course in 2012

Duggleby, who broke the 100 mile record in Essex in June, pushed a biggish gear and was out of the saddle each lap forcing his bike up to speed, as he headed north from the Eccles Road turn.

He suffered two punctures on the deteriorating concrete road surface near Wymondham. The first time he rode 10 miles on a softening tyre before getting a wheel change.

Later he got a puncture by hitting stone by riding in the gutter to avoid what he described as the (concrete) washboard surface.

Another competitor’s helpers gave him a wheel – but he later made an extra stop to get better-fitting one from his own team.

Men’s record holder Andy Wilkinson was at the event – helping his wife Jill (Chester Road Club) whose 272 mile ride, though a splendid effort, was five miles short of Beryl Burton’s 277 mile record – which has stood since 1967.

Cliff Matthews - 232 miles for the Ipswich rider in the CC Breckland 12. Picture: FERGUS MUIRCliff Matthews - 232 miles for the Ipswich rider in the CC Breckland 12. Picture: FERGUS MUIR

Karen Eaton carried the red and yellow colours of the Ipswich-based Wolsey RC to take the EDCA Women’s 12 hour Championship with 231 miles an eight mile improvement at her own EDCA Championship record. Cliff Matthews (also Wolsey RC) went just a shade further – 232miles.

“Tough day” said Dave Green (VeloVelocity) describing conditions for his 291 mile ride, a personal best and a Veteran TTA national record for age 53.

It was the south-west wind that made it hard, steadily rising through the middle of the day; there was no problem with temperature or rainfall.

The finishing leg, a shuttle between Hingham and Watton, was better aligned to offer some shelter from the wind – though after ten hours effort it probably did not feel like that to the competitors

After Green the next biggest mileage by a local rider was 260.2 miles by West Suffolk Wheeler Dale Sturman. Clubmate Malcolm Borg put in 225 miles – only a week after his 24 hour in which his distance has now been revised upwards by the Mersey RC organisers to 345.56 miles.

A the finish there was a nice touch when CC Breckland made a presentation of life membership to Bruce Williams in recognition of his many hours marshalling at East District time trials.

Ipswich mountain biker Dan Howe. Picture: FERGUS MUIRIpswich mountain biker Dan Howe. Picture: FERGUS MUIR

Bruce, whose father was an Ealing Manor CC and Calleva RC fastman during the years on each side of World War II is a familiar figure guiding and counting competitors through junctions during time trials in the region.

Two Ipswich mountain bikers took high positions in the British Cycling National Marathon Championships in the Isle of Man. Dan Howe was eighth overall and Paddy Atkinson ninth in the 110 kilometre (68 mile) race that takes competitors along hill and mountain tracks all over the island.

Climbing totalled 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) but perhaps even more challenging were the steep, rutted and sometimes rocky descents where Atkinson had the advantage.

Wet conditions overnight did not bode well for the Veteran’s TTA 25 on the Newmarket bypass, but the weather cleared just in time for the event to go ahead.

Winner was 55 year old Kevin Tye (Velo-Refined) in 48:57. Among good time achieved by local riders were 53:11 by Stuart Fairweather (VeloVelocity) and 54:01 by Chris Tye (Plomesgate CC). Steven Bass (Maldon & District) finished in 55:02 and Steve Cave (Wolsey RC) in 56:03 while Simon Boyle (Orwell Velo) came home in 56:07.

RESULTS: CC Breckland 12 hour, Hingham: Provisional distances:

1 Adam Duggleby (Viva Le Velo) 317.224, 2 Mark Turnbull (Torq Performance) 311.905, 3 Stephen Williamson (A3crg) 300.514, 4 Dave Green (VeloVelocity) 291.103, 5 David Shepherd (GS Stella) 287.013, 6 Matt Irvings (Buxton CC) 283.419, 7 Kevin Baumber (Shaftesbury CC) 275.185, 8 Jill Wilkinson (Chester RC) 272.763, 9 Chris Lea (Buxton CC) 269.143 , 10 Julian Pegg (Hitchin Nomads) 266.526, 11 Kieran Fitzpatrick (Southborough & District) 263.422, 11 Dale Sturman (West Suffolk Whs) 260.615, 12 Pip Jenkins (Southborough & District) 260.267, 13 Kate McPherson (Hitchin Nomads) 258.325, 14 Tony Reeves (GS Stella) 254.863, 15 Alex Bailey (CC Breckland) 239.308, 16 James Walsgrove (RideHarder) 235.00, 17 Simon Hardy (King’s Lynn CC) 234.92, 18 Cliff Matthews (Wolsey RC) 232.483, 19 Karen Eaton (Wolsey RC) 231.360, 20 Malcolm Borg (West Suffolk Wheelers) 225.367, 21 Peter Horsfield (Redmon CC) 213.626, 22 Pete Holland (Lincoln Whs, tricycle)187.107, 23 Michael Fountain (Didcot Phoenix) 179.862.

HANDICAP: 1 Simon Hardy 344 miles net , 2 Karen Eaton 322, 3 Chris Lea 312, 4 Kate McPherson 309, 5 Cliff Matthews 307, 6 Malcolm Borg 305.

Police want to identify the man pictured in connection with an alleged assault at an Ipswich electronics shop.

After heavy downpours this week, the clouds have cleared and this morning we have had a bright and sunny start.

The owner of a long-standing Suffolk brewery claims the market for real ales is “saturated”, and has decided to restructure his business to focus instead on vegan and gluten free beers and events.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) have warned people to not open an e-mail sent from them.

A man was taken to hospital and another suffered minor injuries after a fight broke out in Ipswich during the early hours of Thursday morning.

Police have confirmed that nine cows died in a crash on the A12 this morning, with traffic still disrupted.

One of Suffolk’s biggest summer events takes to the water this weekend. Here’s your guide to what’s in store at Maritime Ipswich 2018.

There is severe disruption on the A12 this morning, with stop-start traffic in the Witham bypass.

A police dog, returning from a two-week holiday, has been quick on the hunt for illegal substances since he got back to active duty.

A dog owner has defended herself against claims her pets’ loud barking is disturbing her neighbours.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24