Another great day for NW riders – who took the first three places in the senior event and the team prize, third year running, for Wheelbase.
Ian Bibby (SIS) rode a strong and confident race, waiting until the race on a muddy, challenging course at Bishops Burton college had settled down before riding away from Colne’s Paul Oldham (Hope). Rob Jebb (Wheelbase) stayed in close contact but couldn’t close the gap on Oldham.
Cumbrian Marie Stuart was the second woman, whilst NW riders took 1st places in U12 boys, U12 girls, and U10 boys. Martin Woffindin was best NW rider in the youth race, having to settle for the scraps left by a Team Marie Curie 1-2-3. Jack Bowyer took 1st place for the U14 boys and Melissa Bury finished 2nd for the U14 girls. Dan Wheelan also just missed out on 3rd place in the U14 boys, taking 4th place.
For full results click here.
Six images courtesy of Peter Davison below17 futher images from Len Woffindin here
Whilst the top NW riders battled it out at Mallory Park in the National Trophy (see separate story), Matlock CC visitor Lee Shunburne made off with first place in the Liverpool Mercury ‘cross at Stadt Moers. Short of a Notts and Derby League race to ride with the National Trophy race in nearby Leicestershire, Shunburne took an early lead and made his trip worthwhile.
The best of the NW riders was Will’s Wheels’ John Shaw, whilst Stuart Green enjoyed a welcome return to the podium.
In the Youth race, Ribble Valley’s Lewis Balickyi upset Martin Woffindin’s run of form, whilst Ribble Valley team mate Sam Turton again took the U12 race. Tom Armstron was first U14.
Photos from Jon Williams here.
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