Ben Houlihan travelled to Ireland and fought to 4th place in a good quality field in a testing 60km race (see pic below)
Closer to home in the Alba Rosa races at the Brownlee Circuit , Seb Cliffe came 6th in the U16 race and Joe Turnbull 7th in the U14 race. Seb switched codes for the weekend to gain another U16 6th in the Crank It Mountain Bike race at the Leeds Urban Bike Park
Over the Lancashire border at Colne, Tom Garnett scored more licence points with 7th place in the Elite/1/2/3 category race in this weeks CDPP series event. Consistent Michael Strange was 9th in the 3/4 category race.
Doug Hart and Jake Unsworth (pictured) embarked on their first tandem record establishing event last weekend. In unfavourable weather conditions they recorded a speedy 5hrs55mins08secs for the 142miles Circuit of the Yorkshire Dales. Now they must wait to see if any other pairings are brave enough to attempt to challenge this, which is quite unlikely as it is quite an impressive achievement.
In time trialling, Ilkley’s riders tried hard but didn’t manage to challenge for the top of the results board. On a rainy evening in the West Pennine 25m event near Clitheroe, Ged Millward was 12th with 59mins05secs and Jamie Kirk 28th with 1hr2mins56secs. In the Yorkshire RC 25m time trial at Boroughbridge Ged Millward was 14th with 1hr00mins52secs and Liam Rees 32nd with 1hr7mins51secs