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Racing Update 29/4/19

Tom Garnett opens his account for 2019 whilst Alex Beldon is signed up

Second category racer Tom Garnett scored his first ranking points of the season with a fine 5th place in the Elite/1/2/3 race at Colne, which was the first race in the CDPP race series 2019. This is all the more impressive as Tom’s speciality is hills, but this race was held on the flat and twisty Steven Burke Circuit. Michael Strange also represented Ilkley CC in this race, but he was off the pace racing here against higher level riders. But he has been training well and should soon be able to step up to this level.

Meanwhile after a very strong run of events , U14 racer Alex Beldon has been signed up by the PH-MAS Racing Team. In his first outing as a PH-MAS rider, Alex travelled to race at the Prissick circuit at Middlesborough to score a win for his new team (see pic)

In time trialling, Tom Asher and Nina Benson both raced at the Vive Le Velo 25mile event near Bridlington, where they had to battle a stiff wind along with a rolling course. Nina came away with second placed female with a time of 1hr8mins24secs. Whilst Tom came within seconds of achieving an average speed in excess of twenty five miles an hour , with a time of one hour and sixteen seconds.