Solihull CC veteran rider Neville Gunn stormed to victory at last weekend’s Lichfield Circuit Cycle Races. Based at the flat and speedy Curborough Circuit, Gunn’s intentions were clear from the start.
After just two laps, he made a break opening up a gap of 30 seconds which he maintained for the duration of the race crossing the line shouted on by his clubmates.
The venue was also the scene for the second round of the Lichfield Youth Series and despite the blustery conditions, Jack Rootkin-Gray came third in the Under 10s, Ethan Lee second in the Under 16s and Natalie Clements getting first girl in the Under 14s having had to battle alongside a group of ten boys at the front of the race.
Meanwhile at the Halesowen track league, Solihull CC’s James Alexander romped home first in the Kirin, Points and two lap Handicap races while Lucy Shaw showed her track potential by finishing first girl and third overall in her series of races.
The Beacon RC Open 10-mile Time Trial saw the Solihull CC testers taking the team prize with Adnan Saithna (22m 26s) and Janet Marsden (26m 58s) both recording personal bests.
Elsewhere, at the annual LVRC’s National Handicap Race on Saturday, Solihull’s Ian Cowan in the 50-54 age group finished sixth in the bunched sprint with Andrew Simpkins (55-59) 15th.