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Racing Update 28/05/19

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Racing at the University of Central Lancashire circuit series, Jim Adamson (pictured) scored his best result of the season so far with a fine 2nd place in the 3/4 category event. He was part of an early two man breakaway which came close to lapping the main field, before Jim’s breakaway partner narrowly got the best of him in the finale of the race.

Also in circuit racing at Colne in event 5 of the CDPP series, Tom Garnett continued his good run of form in the Elite/1/2/3 category race with 5th place in a strong field. Otley CC scored a rare one-two in the race with the win taken by Robbie Pollard followed by recent GB Universities Champion, Tom Cullen. In the supporting race for 3/4 categories, Michael Strange and fifty five year old, Neil Rollins finished close together with 13th and 18th places respectively.

Ilkley had three riders in the Bronte Whs 10mile time trial at Cracoe, where Liam Rees and Nina Benson were again close matched as they continue a personal battle to get the better of each other. The times were, Liam Rees 26min25secs, Nina Benson 26:54 and Camilla Boyton 28:48

Ilkley fielded 4 riders in the second race of the Yorkshire Summer Cross Series held at Holmfirth in dry, summery conditions. With over 160 on the start line it was a race requiring full concentration on the tight, grassy, school field based course, which included traversing two sandpits. Under16 rider Seb Cliffe was ICC’s leading performer in 28th, followed by Arthur Wilson in 32nd, Jason Bishop 61st and John McManus 81st