Racing 47 – July 2016. Summer Cyclo-Cross

Otley CC riders don’t just enjoy success on Tarmac.  They’re pretty handy off road too, particularly as evidenced by the fantastic success of our Mini-Flyers and Flyers in the BSCA National and Regional Grass Track Championship 23rd July.

As well as riding grass track our members tackle Cyclo-Cross and have been in recent action in the YCCA 2016 Summer Cyclo-Cross Series.  The three July rounds took place at Nunroyd Park in Guiseley, Pateley Bridge and Middleton Park in Leeds.

Round 7 – Nunroyd Park.  6th July

In the Under 14 Race, Thomas Renshaw, riding in the Male Under 12 category, was 34th overall and 14th in his category and Dylan Lyons (Male Under 14) finished 13th overall, 6th in his category.

In the Over 14 Race, which also includes adults, Steve Renshaw was 63rd overall and 16th in his category, Male Veteran 40.  Pete Middlemiss, Male Veteran 45, was 103rd overall and 21st in his category.

Round 8 – Nidderdale High School, Pateley Bridge.  10th July

Dylan Lyons rode in the Under 14 race, finishing 15th overall and 7th in the Male Under 14 category.

There were three riders in the Over 14 Race.  Tim Howcroft rode in the Male Veteran 40 category, coming 34th overall and 11th in his category.  Dylan’s dad Chris, Male Veteran 45, was 79th overall, 15th in his category.  Pete Middlemiss was 79th overall and 15th in the Male Veteran 45 category.

Round 9 – Middleton Park, Leeds.  20th July

In the last July round, Sam Howcroft was our representative in the Under 14 Race.  Sam was 12th overall and 7th in the Male Under 14 category.

Dad Tim once again rode the Over 14 Race in the Male Veteran category in which he finished 14th, 51st overall. Completing all three July rounds, Pete Middlemiss finished 92nd overall and 16th in the Male Veteran 45 category.

There are two rounds left in the summer series if you fancy giving it a go.

Round 10 is on Wednesday 3rd August at Huddersfield New College, New Hey Road, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield HD3 4GL.

Round 11 is on Saturday 13th August at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, YO11 2UG.  This is part of the Scarborough Festival of Cycling which includes a national Round of the Youth Circuit Race series on the Sunday.

Photographs of Tim Howcroft and Pete Middlemiss at Round 9 courtesy of Kate Howcroft.

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