Racing 68 – October 2016. Yorkshire Cyclo Cross action

While some of our members were on-the-up in end-of-season hill climbs others were getting down-and-dirty in cyclo-cross throughout October.

The Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Association (YCCA) Winter series is now in full swing and despite the colder and muddier conditions the last few months of the year bring, the usual core of Otley CC crossers plus one or two others who are brave enough to endure the conditions are taking part.  Octobers events numbered five, taking place every Sunday from the 2nd to the 30th, and Otley riders scored points on each day.

Round 4.  Sunday 2nd October.  Myrtle Park/Kinesis UK

The initial October round was held at Myrtle Park in Bingley.

Senior

Liam Mealey MSen 72nd overall, 26th in category.

Vet45/Women

Tim Howcroft MV45 32nd overall, 13th in category

Ian Cullen MV50 47th overall, 22nd in category

James Cullen MV50 51st overall, 26th in category

Andrew Moxon MV50, 73rd overall, 38th in category

Pete Middlemiss MV50 98th overall, 49th category

Full results can be found on the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross website here.

Neswome Cross.  Sunday 9th October.  Incorporating U12s Championship

Although not run as a round of the Winter series, YCCA organised this event too, held at Newsome High School in Huddersfield.

We had only one rider at this event, James Cullen who rode in the MV50 category and was 71st overall, 10th in his category.

Full results can be found on the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross website here.

Round 5.  Sunday 16th October.  Try Cycling Cross/Kinesis UK

Huddersfield once again hosted an October ‘cross event, this time at Huddersfield New College.  Unfortunately, Sam Howcroft suffered a crash but thankfully wasn’t seriously hurt.

Under 8

Max Hilton-Green MU8 12th overall, 11th in category

Youth

Sam Howcroft MU14 DNF

Vet45/Women

Andrew Moxon MV50 58th overall, 28th in category.

James Cullen MV50 68th overall, 33rd in category

Full results can be found on the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross website here.

Middleton Park.  Sunday 23rd October

Similarly to the Newsome Cross on Sunday 9th October, this event wasn’t a points-scoring round of the YCCA series.

Held at Middleton Park in Leeds, we again had only on day representative, this time it being Sam Howcroft.  Sam, riding in the MU16 category, finished 6th overall and 3rd in his category.

Full results can be found on the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross website here.

Round 6.  Sundays 30th October.  Thornes Park.

Thornes Park at Wakefield hosted the remaining YCCA October round.

Under 10

Ruardih Aylward MU10 16th overall, 15th in category

Youth

Sam Howcroft MU16 17th overall, 9th in category

Vet45/Women

Tim Howcroft MV45 32nd overall, 16th in category

James Cullen MV50 65th overall, 32nd category.

Full results can be found on the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross website here.

Well done to all our Otley CC points scorers.  Points scored in YCCA rounds count towards our club cyclo-cross championships and with rounds still to come in November and December there’s still plenty to fight for!

Photos courtesy of Kate Howcroft.

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