Club’s teens post new personal bests in 20km time trial
A welcome tailwind on the return leg of Albany Cycle Club’s 20km time trial helped bring a handful of riders home to personal best times last Saturday.
In the time trials, riders set off at 30-second intervals to race the clock along Frenchman Bay Road and they can choose to ride solo or in a team over 10km or 20km.
The club’s youngsters continue to set new benchmarks with under-17s Riley Heslop (27min. 25.8sec.), Lachlan Waldron (29:11.4) and Jess Waldron (33:17.8), who was first solo female, all posting new best times.
Heslop was third-fastest of the day behind Beau LeFort (26:3.7), who also set a personal best on his way to second-fastest, while Craig Wiggins was fastest in 25.53.6.
Emily Wiggins went out hard and caught the quartet of Georgina Cameron, Tammy Stone, Danica Wiggins and Julie Passmore within the first 5km, only to be passed by the team in the latter stages as they cut 10 seconds off last week’s time to finish in 32:43.6.
Jenny Sammons (33:49.5) was fastest senior woman ahead of the consistent Elizabeth Cooper (35:10.3). Duo Blyth Andrews and Stuart Passmore lopped almost 30 seconds off last week’s time to finish in 28.03.3, while Luke Coney’s 30:24.0 was more than a minute and a half faster than the previous Saturday.
In his second ride with the club, Dan Mijat (35:28.1) was happy to get to the finish and post a solid first time after a flat put him out of the running last week.
Albany Cycle Club’s time trials are held most Saturday mornings until Christmas and new riders are welcome. Visit albanycycleclub.com.au for information.
On Sunday, the Amazing Albany Bike Ride will take cyclists along an 85km route from the Anzac Peace Park to Frenchman Bay and back.
Riders will be joined by 2018 Vuelta a Espana stage winner Simon Clarke.