Excellence from Fenland Clarion’s energetic Evander (13) while Peterborough City finish second in a county event

Thirteen year-old Fenland Clarion Club rider Evander Wishart is enjoying a cracking run of form.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 5:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 8:33 pm
Evander Wishart.

Last weekend the youngster produced an exceptional ride in the National Youth Time Trial Championship around Naseby, clocking 26:27 for the 10-mile course to finish second overall. He was competing against cyclists as old as 16.

And Wishart also won the second round of the club’s popular Bluebell Race Series. His time of 27:03 was good enough to win on handicap.

Clubmate Harry Tozer finished fifth in the race at Naseby and he and Wishart should both qualified for the National Final in September.

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Wishart and Tozer then competed in first spring event in Milton Keynes finishing fourth and sixth respectively.

The Naseby event also incorporated the first roud of the Northants Time Trrial Series and Fenland’s Lyndsey Clarke won the race in 26:35. She was well supported by Annette Wyld in 31:04 and Lynn Smitheringale with 33:48.

Steve Maile who led home the Fenland men in 22:57 with Simon Pitchford 23:05, Ian Waddilove 24:33, Phil Merritt 26:20 and Steve Clarke 28:33 also representing their club.

Sam Jarratt (18) delivered the fastest time of 23:08 in the Bluebell Race ahead of another 18 year-old Thomas Stegeman (23:29. Seventeen year-old Tom Thorpe (23:43) completed a very young first three. The fastest lady was Lindsay Clarke in 26:12 with Tonya Smith second in 26:54 and Annette Wyld third with 31:20.

*Peterborough City members delivered some fine results last weekend.

Paul Pardoe was third in the Northants 10-mile time trial event at Naseby in a time of 21.26. Malcolm Smith (22.16) was sixth while Kevin Hobbs (22.16) and James Boardley (25.10) also rode well as PCC claimed second place in the team event.

And Ben Stancombe (20.11) missed out on first place by 11 seconds in the King’s Lynn Open 10-mile time trial.

Martin Atkinson posted a time of 24.02s as he made a comeback to racing after a serious crash last season.