LONG Bennington cycling hard man Jim Coleman (pictured) set out his stall for the forthcoming season with a no-nonsense, steamrolling victory in the Ely and District CC hardriders’ 25-mile time trial on Sunday.
Despite the windy conditions on the exposed Fenland course at Little Downham, Witham Wheeler Jim stormed to a convincing win and was the only rider to finish under the hour, recording 57min 24sec. He beat last year’s winner Sam Barker (Planet X RT) by almost three minutes and improved on the time he recorded in last season’s race by two and a half minutes.
Also riding were clubmates Chris Carter, Neil Sentance and Kim Paxton. Chris improved by three minutes to 1.07.34 and Neil recorded 1.09.4. Kim finished in 1.15.04 which was good enough to claim the fastest lady prize.