Roll up for Mallett's Bash

Sid Valley cyclists have been busy riding three time trials in eight days in either stiff windy conditions or heavy outbreaks of rain.

Sid Valley cyclists have been busy riding three time trials in eight days in either stiff windy conditions or heavy outbreaks of rain. In the Exeter Wheelers' 10 mile time trial the results were: N Winchester 24.35; C Bennett 26.05; J Malloch-Brown 27.46; J Dunster 29.15; M Turner 31.40; R Clint 32.07.In the Plymouth Corinthians' 25 mile time trial the results were: J Jackson 1.04.08; N Winchester 1.04.19; J Malloch Brown 1.14.26; R Clint 1.25.47.In the Sid Valley CC 10 mile time trial the results were: C Tyrer 23.51; N Winchester 25.25; N Hitt 25.11; C Bennett 26.34; G Woodcock 27.10; J Malloch-Brown 28.47; J Dunster 30.57; R Clint 32.57.There are only two evening time trials left this season.l Mountain bikers: do not miss "Mallett's Bash" annual event, on Sunday August 24, which starts and finishes at Bicton Arena, 10amThe club is using online entry to speed things up on the day. This is the fourth Mallett's Bash. The club is sticking to a similar route after the positive feedback from last year. The short course stays on Woodbury Common this year and is slightly shorter, but after riding it cyclists think it's a tougher route.The moderate route is a challenging ride initially following the short route around the great new Common course, then towards Sidmouth and Mutters Moor, Harpford Woods, Tipton St John and back to Bicton via Venn Ottery.Finally for the hardcore out there there is the hard route planned for the rider who likes to go that little bit further. We advise that only experienced riders attempt it. This route follows most of the moderate one but in addition you get to sample a great new section on East Hill. This is a tough ride and not to be underestimated.This event is held in memory of Richard Mallett who loved the sport and the great riding this part of East Devon contains. Richard was a founding member of Sid Valley Cycling Club and sadly died of cancer in 2004. FORCE cancer charity were a great help to Richard and his family and it seemed appropriate to organise an event which honoured Richard, celebrated the sport which he loved so much, and raised much needed cash for a worthy cause.Check the club's website. or contact chairman Ron Clint (01395) 578297 for information on any club activities

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