Sussex cyclists race in memory of Dennis

Alex Napier with event secretary Richard Miles
Alex Napier with event secretary Richard Miles

BOGNOR Cycling Club held a 25-mile time trial on the A27 east of Chichester in memory of Dennis Doughty, a club member killed in an accident in 1988 when a driver fell asleep at the wheel of his car.

The event has a charitable element as Dennis was a keen supporter of the Rocking Horse children’s charity.

Fourteen riders broke the all-important hour marker with average speeds in excess of 25mph.

Forty riders contested the Dennis Doughty Memorial 25 with Alex Napier of Blazing Saddles recording an excellent 53min 38sec in cool and breezy conditions.

A close-fought contest between the ladies saw Mary Campbell of Chichester Westgate Triathlon Club take the honours, while Aaron Smith of Bognor Regis CC was the fastest junior and 13th overall.

Fourteen riders broke the all-important hour marker with average speeds in excess of 25mph and the club raised more than £200 for Rocking Horse.

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