Ilkley Cycling Club Easter weekend racing summar.
In the lead up to Easter, Camilla Boyton rode the Bronte Wheelers evening time trial and recorded 37mins9secs on the tough twelve mile Skipton-Bolton Abbey-Skipton course. On the same evening over at Preston , Jim Adamson got 6th place in the Glasdon circuit race, giving Jim points on his licence as he moves back towards regaining his 2nd category status.
Alex Beldon continued his run of fine form with another category victory in the City RC Good Friday 10m time trial. He recorded a rapid 22min48secs on the Newport to Howden road and was again backed up by Joe Turnbull with 26:22.
On Easter Saturday, the Brownlee race circuit hosted the Derek Smith Memorial veterans races. Three races split into age categories were held in the best weather that this regular April fixture has enjoyed. The 65+ age category had no Ilkley CC riders, which is a pity as the race was part of the national over 65’s season long series. In the 55-64 age race, Neil Rollins was active from the start and was involved in a race long breakaway. He was third in the sprint for the line, which gave him 2nd place 55-59 age. David Leckenby followed him in for 7th and 4th in his age category. Ged Millward rode the 40-54 age category, which was won in a late solo attack by 41yr old Simon Mayfield of Sowerby Brothers Race Team. Ged , 54, took the bunch sprint in a photo finish for 2nd place, giving him 1st in the 50-54 age category.