Clarion ace Pitchford is having a great year

Paul Lunn in action.
Paul Lunn in action.
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The season is going great guns for Fenland Clarion rider Simon Pitchford, who leads the Summer Bluebell Series as well as the club championship.

He also won the club’s 2-up championship when he paired up with top local triathlete Paul Lunn and they posted a time of 48:31 to win by just over a minute from Paul Lilley and Steve Kaye.

Club chairman Steve Clarke and youngster James Piercy sneaked into third place after a puncture for Lynden Leadbeater ruined his chances with partner Phil Ackerman.

Other times: Ian Aunger & Sean Beard 59:15, Thomas Stegeman & Sam Jarrett 59:53, Neil Richardson & Luke Armstrong 1:01:39 and Tonya Smith & Paul Frost 1:01:48.

Fenland Clarion’s monthly five-mile series is an ideal opportunity for local ladies to try a time trial.

The Helpston-based course proved to be to the liking of Mel Evans, who was the fastest of the ladies in 13:38 with two newcomers to time trials - Stephanie Parker and Ellen Fordham - making an excellent start to this cycling discipline with impressive times of 15:00 and 15:47 respectively.

The youth riders were led home by Jonathan Toma in 12:27, Luke Armstrong in 14:30, Daniel Armstrong, who was the most improved rider of the night, in 16:59 and novice rider Dan Tozer with 15:15. The series continues on July 2 with all lady, youth and novice riders welcome.

In the EDCA championship hled on the King’s Lynn based 10-mile circuit there was a season’s best time for Malc Jacklin with 23:01.

PETERBOROUGH

CYCLING CLUB

Paul Pardoe of Peterborough Cycling Club made his first foray into a national championship event on Saturday.

And he finished in a very creditable 18th place from a large field made up from the best time trialists in the country in the national circuit time trial held near Scarborough over an 18 mile course.