THE League of Veteran Racing Cyclists picked a tough day for their last road championship on this year’s calendar at Napton, near Southam, on Saturday.
The national handicap championship was held on a tough, hilly and windy course. David Rutherford of Solihull CC, in the 60+ group, couldn’t hold a small break of four close to the end and finished eighth.
Club mates, Ian Cowan (50+) and Ivor Thomas (55+), finished 14th and 15th respectively.
On Sunday the club had another big turnout for the fourth round of the West Midlands Cyclo-X league at Bromsgrove.
Harrison Knight was third in the under 10s race with Ben Breakwell just seconds behind in fourth and Jacob Knight and James Alexander both in the top ten.
In the Under eights race Jack Rootkin-Gray impressed to take fifth in his very first X race. The Under 12s had eight of the club’s riders entered and Kelton Aldridge was the best placed in seventh.
In the Youth race Joe Fox took third with brother Danny 13th and second in the Under 14’s boys group with Alex (AJ) Mitchell not far behind in fifth. Natalie Clements also rode well to take second in the Under 14 girls.
In the Under 23s Tom Hibberd was a superb 10th.
Elsewhere Steve Jenks tackled the TM 10 mile TT and finished fourth in 26.34 behind Rob Weare who won the event with his 23.35.