Another week packed full of circuit races for riders of all ages.
York Sport Saturday 9th – Andy Cook finished in 8th place in the 4th cat race and is closing in on his 3rd cat licence!
Darley Moor Saturday 9th – Oli Akers was on form yet again, winning the U10 boys’ race.
Tameside Tuesday 12th – Jim Brown got on the podium in the 2/3/4 race with a solid 3rd place, just squeezed out of 2nd in the sprint. Lee Brown was 7th, Sam Travis 11th and Al Rees 14th.
In the 4th cat race Nicky Wroe was 11th, James Little 12th, Andy Cook 16th, Simon Pymm 18th and Owen Morris 26th. Ollie Rees was 2nd U14 boy, Millie Yates, 2nd U14 girl, Ruby Yates 1st U12 girl, Oli Akers 1st U10 boy and Oli Hone 6th U10 boy.
Some good results here – and another fantastic turnout on a very breezy evening!
Forge Valley Wednesday 13th – a maiden victory for MacKenzie Riley in the U8 boys’ category! Well done Mackenzie, fully deserved, after a Spring of near misses.
Yorkshire Summer Cyclo-Cross, Keighley
On a testing course, but in ‘atypical’ pleasant summer sunshine, some of the HCC cross gang were in action at Oakbank School. Oli Akers was 1st in the U10 category, Harry Gilligan 4th in the U8s, Emelia Clarke 13th (6th girl) in the U16 race and Rachel Mellor 1st in the FV50 category. Well done all.
Northern Youth Omnium Heats
The first 2 regional heats of the national youth omnium track competition were held at the weekend. Jim Brown and Jack Ford competed on the outdoor track at Knowsley on Saturday. Rain early in the day reduced the competition to 4 events: Time Trial, Scratch, Elimination and Points. Competition was fierce with over 40 riders vying for 5 places in the national final in what could be regarded as the strongest region. Jim finished the day in 9th place (2nd first year rider). Jack ranked 27th, a strong performance as a first year under 16.
Sunday saw the competition move indoors at Manchester, unaffected by the weather riders competed in a 1km TT, Scratch, Elimination, Kierin and Points Races. Again there were over 40 riders, many with the latest aerodynamic equipment even including double disc wheels. With Jack not riding Jim flew the HCC flag finishing the day in 12th position (3rd first year rider). Jim was particularly pleased with 1 minute 11 seconds in the ‘kilo’, that’s 31mph average speed from a standing start with no push! The final heat is held at Scunthorpe this Sunday, Jim lies in 11th place overall.
Results from the first – very windy – Sovereign 10 TT have been released. Nathan Allatt achieved an impressive 23.58, with Jamie Taylor riding to a 25.58, Rachel Mellor 28.21 and Trish Mellor 33.21. Well done all. This week’s conditions were much better; look out for a re-cap in the next report, featuring Jane Travis’s 2015 season race debut.