CYCLING: Witham Wheelers compete in mud-plugging challenge

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A quartet of Witham Wheelers off-roaders took part in the first round of the Thetford Mountain Bike Challenge on Sunday.

Heidi entered the fun ride category as this was her first mountain bike challenge as she felt she needed more experience before progressing into the two-hour solo female 18-39 racing category.

Dave competed in the two-hour solo race along with Gary Symons and Paul Green.

Overall, despite the very wet and technical conditions, Heidi was determined to finish her challenge and she came in an impressive ninth out of the 14 riders in the ladies’ category. She completed two laps in 1hr 41min.

Dave finished 30th out of 122 riders, despite going over the handlebars. He completed four laps in 2:06.

Gary (2:04) came in two minutes in front of Dave, finishing 22nd, and also completed four laps. He was unlucky to just miss out on another lap as the cut-off point was two hours.

It was a great result for Dave and Gary as it will enable them to start at the front of the pack in the next race.

Recovering from a recent injury, Paul still managed to complete two laps.