Silver lining for Thorpe Ventures youngsters

The four Thorpe Ventures riders who won silver medals. From the left are Devonne Piccaver, Zoe Barber, Ellie Piccaver and Annie Whyman.

The four Thorpe Ventures riders who won silver medals. From the left are Devonne Piccaver, Zoe Barber, Ellie Piccaver and Annie Whyman.

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Four Peterborough girls won silver medals at a cycle race organised by British Cycling on the finishing straight of the Women’s Tour of Britain at Stevenage.

The girls - Ellie Piccaver (14), Devonne Piccaver (10), Annie Whyman (10) and Zoe Barber (10) - all race for Thorpe Ventures Community Cycling Club which only started last December.

They raced over a 120m track against Colchester, Lea Valley and St Ives in the Team Sprint, and although younger and less experienced than the opposition, they finished runners-up, narrowly missing out on the gold medal.

Lead coach Steve Fox said: “I was so proud of the girls. They were up against some tough opposition from clubs that are much bigger than us but I knew from the last few training sessions they were capable of doing well.”

Thorpe Venture Community Cycling Club are always looking for new riders. To join give Fox a call on 07702051244 or email tvcyclingclub@thorpe-ventures.com

PETERBOROUGH CC

Peterborough Cycling Club professional Steve Lampier turned in the club’s ride of the week.

The Bourne-based rider, competing for his Raleigh GAC team, took part in the British Elite Road Race Championships at Lincoln on Sunday and finished ninth in the 170km Lincoln GP.

The club’s Qualitetch/Alston Country Homes sponsored riders rode the NCRA race on the Rockingham Speedway cricuit with Ian Wild their top finisher in 10th place.

Dale Bowden, Steve Noel and Lee Forster finished in the main bunch.

On Sunday, Stamford-based James Gelsthorpe finished in seventh place in the Northants & Dictrict CA event at Old, covering the 20.8 miles in 47:00 with Steve Wood in 48:15 finishing 10th and Paul Pardoe in 48:31 placed 14th. The trio finished second in the team event.

Jason Burrill took part in three races at the 2015 British Masters Track Championships in Newport and was fourth in all three.

Finally in the Summer League at Helpston, Steve Wood won again but this time in a personal best for the circuit averaging 26.89mph.

Result: 1 Steve Wood 22:20; 2 Paul Pardoe 23:02; 3 Kevin Hobbs 23:52; 4 Michael Smalley 25:49; 5 Paul Townsin 25:51; 6 John Rowles 26:52; 7 Julian Fryer 26:56; 8 Marina Doreshenko 29:25; 9 Peter Wilson 29:42; 10 Andrew Alexander 31:19; 11 Lynn Smitheringale 34:18.