It’s a Norman conquest at the Lee Valley Velodrome

Mia Purnell and Jerry Norman.
Mia Purnell and Jerry Norman.
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Fenland Clarion youngsters Mia Purnell and Jerry Norman continue to impress on the track.

In the latest round of cluster races at the Lee Valley Velodrome, Purnell gained an excellent third place in the omnium after finishing fourth in the scratch race and then third in both the elimination race and the points event.

Norman fared even better with a win in the elimination race, third in the points race and fourth in the scratch race to secure overall victory.

He also won the Madison event, although this didn’t score in the omnium.

As the new time trial season gets under way Fenland Clarion rider Simon Pitchford was one of the first riders to show good early-season form in the Kings Cliffe Flyers 12-mile event around Southwick.

He inished well up the field with his time of 30.04.

In round five of the Muddy Monsters mountain bike series, Clarion’s Bert Papworth once again proved that he’s the rider to beat with another victory in the Welwyn event.

With just one round to go in the series, he must surely now be among the favourites to win the overall series.

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Three members of the Peterborough/Qualitetch/Alston Homes racing team made their seasonal race debut at the weekend.

Jason Burrill took 14th place out of 77 riders in the Coalville Wheelers 10 on Saturday with a time of 23:49 on a hilly course and James Gelsthorpe recorded 24:30.

Earlier during the week, Burrill made his track debut on the iconic London Velodrome in the Olympic Park.

He competed in four events claiming a fine ninth place in the final scratch race of the night.

On Sunday, reigning club time trial champion Steve Wood took seventh place in the local Kings Cliffe Flyers hilly 12 mile time trial at Southwick with a time of 29:33 in an event run off in cold blustery conditions.