Cycling round-up

editorial image

Beds Road CC

Beds Road Club once again retained the Interclub Trophy on Sunday by taking the team win at the Hitchin Nomads hill climb at Sharpenhoe Clappers.

On top of this James Stewart claimed the individual win and the course record, while he was backed up well by young Isaac Anstee who is having an inspired end to the time-trial season with a third place finish.

Team MK hosted round two of the Central Cyclo-Cross League at MK Bowl on Sunday. The U10s race saw many riders struggle with the muddy downhill section with most riders falling at some point.

Rosie Dunbar narrowly missed a podium position with fourth place overall, taking second girl, while she was followed by Harry Layton (10th), Miles Varley (17th) and Rose Coggins (24th). The U12s race saw an equal amount of problems as the circuit became muddier. Annabelle Foxhall led the BRCC riders home in 12th place, followed by Alex Daniels (14th), Angus Hudson (15th), Oliver Barrett (16th), and Charlotte Brettell (20th). The youth race was held on the full 2.5km course with a strong field of riders aged 12-15. First home for BRCC was Sam James, 16th, ahead of Jan Laming (23rd), Ryan Daniels (29th), Toby Johnson (33rd), Alex Thorne (36th) and Harry Brettell (38th).

The main race attracted 92 riders in the four classes Junior, Senior, Vets and Women. David Course was very impressive in only his second cyclo-cross race coming 32nd and first rider home for BRCC followed by Mark Anstee (34th), Geoff Cooper (37th), Steve James (42nd), Isaac Anstee (48th), Graham Laming (82nd), Alistair Fadden (83rd) and Alison Cooper (86th). Joaveje Izzo also raced for the first time in the Novice race. Mark Cook smashed the club’s 30-mile trike time-trial record by nine minutes as he recorded 1.11.42hrs and finished 64th against rivals on two wheels at the Leo 30 near Newmarket.

Nik Pavlovic rode Etape Pennines, the first sportive in England on closed roads. Pavlovic completed the 77-mile ride in 5.29hrs finishing in 246th of 1,300 finishers. He also acquitted himself well in the timed sprint and King of the Mountains section finishing in 72nd and 304th.

There was more success at the final Bedford Sprint Triathlon of the year. Phil Holland took the win, followed closely once again by Jason Moore. Connor Haywood finished third in the 15-16-year-old age group.

Hitchin Nomads Hill Climb: 1, James Stewart, 2.33.7mins; 3, Isaac Anstee, 2.41.1; 4, Simon Norman, 2.44.4; 6, Tim Davies, 2.44.9; 7, Mark Cook, 2.46.6; 9, David Olney, 2.53.4; 12, Steve James, 2.59.9; 15, Andy Kerr, 3.05.9; 17, Mark Anstee, 3.11.8; 24, Jaouade Izzo, 3.37.5; 26, Mark Gray, 3.51.2; 27, Terry Sykes, 5.52.9.

Bedford Sprint Triathlon, Race Three: 1, Phil Holland, 1.02.06hrs; 5, Jason Moore, 1.05.01; 30, Peter Gell, 1.12.14; 32, Jason Lee, 1.12.30; 54, Connor Haywood, 1.15.36; 79, Leigh Pilgrim, 1.18.20; 87, Thomas Robb, 1.19.45.