At last – snow! Giles Drake took a predictable but appropriate and satisfying win in his new colours of Herbalife / Leisure Lakes to round off a second year of dominating the North West league. Visiting veteran Ian Taylor came in second with newly-crowned national v45 champion Pete Middleton in 3rd.
The frost went away and the rain tried its very best to stop for the races at Waddow Hall just outside Clitheroe. A cracking tough course and a large field made it an event to remember.
Giles Drake took a satisfying and deserved win in a mudfest of a race with a field of 121 finishers on a challenging and varied course put on by Horwich CC at Leverhulme Park in Bolton. Full results from all races below.
Brief results and photos here from the Geoff Bewley memorial at Otterspool park today RESULTS Senior / V / W / J race Youth race Under 12s race Under 10s race Photos From Martin Holden Photography From Richard Cooper photography (thanks to Geraint Parry for the heads up) Video Film of the Youth Race here […]
Team Elite’s Paul Bethell (right) took first place at the Pignut Hill course on this year’s event put on by Weaver Valley CC. On a different and more technical loop than in previous event, Bethel and team mate Giles Drake ploughed ahead to fight out a sprint well ahead of third placed Pete Middleton (Zepnat).
Bogart Hole Clough looked like something out of ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ at 8am on Sunday morning when we arrived to set up the course, with misty wraiths swirling out of the chilly cloughs. However the peace didn’t last long as nearly 250 racers descended during the morning including no less than 67 under 12’s/10’s!! […]
Nick Craig (Scott UK) showed his class when he rode to victory in the third round of the North West League at Philips Park in Manchester on Sunday. Veteran Craig, from Hayfield in Derbyshire, showed no ill-effects from riding the Three Peaks the previous weekend when he took the win in a race promoted by […]
Nick Craig (Team Scott UK) took a sound victory in the Horwich Humdinger, round 2 of the NWCCA league. Craig, 43, pictured, showed his class and went away straight away with Deiter Droger (Dirtwheels), but soon dispatched the Yorkshireman and leaving Droger to take his second runner’s up spot in two weeks.