Sunday’s Rhyl CC Cyclo-Cross at Glan Morfa saw over 50 riders of various ages taking part in the only North Wales round of the North West England League.
Every competitor deserved a medal in awful conditions of driving rain, hail and finger-numbing cold temperatures, but there was a fiery finish to the main race as young junior Lewis Burke and 37 year old Paul Bethell (both Macclesfield Wheelers)battled for the honours. The pair had been wheel to muddy wheel all race long with Burke eventually taking the chequered flag by a couple of bike lengths. Rhyl CC’s Andy Bowyer did well to just beat the experienced Mark Baker (Deeside Olympic) of Prestatyn in 15th and 16th and VC Melyd’s Simon Price was 23rd.
Mayor of Rhyl Glyn Pickering sent the riders on their way for all three events supported by Rhyl Town Council and Denbighshire County Council, and Ashley Clitheroe (Red Rose Olympic) was best U16 just ahead of Welsh champion at U14 level St.Asaph’s Dylan Kerfoot-Robson (Rhos-On-Sea CC), and U10 Sol Kerfoot-Robson won the U12 race in fine style riding on a sticky bed of slime and mud. The all conquering family also had daughter Seren claim 1st place in the U12 girls.