The Stadt Moers cross was run off in dry conditions, albeit the ground was sodden in a few places from the constant rain over the last few weeks. The course was altered from previous years in that we didnt use the paths and tarmac at the East end of park, but utilised new tracks kindly provided by the Rangers. Stronger riders could ride all of the course, but with four climbs, adverse cambers and some water splashes it kept riders on their toes.
The Youths race was on shorter all rideable course was a display of strength from Red Rose Olympic , led home by Jack Humphries, with Ashley Clitheroe and Andrew Noxon in 3rd and 5th places. Sport City’s Bryn Davies and Christian Braybrooke took the first two places in the U14, with Jessica Wilkinso n BNECC winning the U14G prize, just behind Becky Preece who won U16G.
The U12s race was won by Matt Wallis of Eastlands Velo from Sam Hollingworth of Red Rose ,with Oran Speakman of Salt Ayre Cog Set 3rd. Kim Baptista of Eastlands Velo was 4th and first U10 rider.
Jonny McEvoy of Candi TV -Pinnarello, who lives quite close to the course was a clear winner of the Senior race by almost two minutes to Richard Kent Colnago/Microshift/Skins, with visitor Matt Denby V40 of Zepnat RC 3rd and futher 1.15 back.
Another newcomer to NW events was Rob Smails of Mid Devon CC was 4th ahead of Roy Hunt (Colnago/Microshift/Skins). Paul Bethell was the next regular NW followed by Martin Woffindin who was first Junior. Mechancial problems affected a few riders with 5 DNFs ,well down on last weekend, including Lewis Burke who dropped out after two laps, and Joe Allen who broke a chain.
A video was taken of all three races by Stuart Turton for showing in full at the NWCCA presentation event at Beacon Park on the 24th January. Excepts will be posted shortly.
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