CYCLING: Rugby Velo

The veteran riders' 50+ start at Blackwell Court
The veteran riders' 50+ start at Blackwell Court

Best results so far for riders

Round 8 of the BWA West Midland Cyclocross League visited Blackwell Court after a six year hiatus from the venue. A strength sapping test featuring some technical challenges to catch out the riders as the racing progressed.

In the morning’s Veteran 50+ race Gary Hipwell managed to get a good start and spent two laps with eventual race winner Kevin Payton (Stourbridge CC), as the race leaders turned up the wick Hipwell fell back to fifth place after a dire final lap saw him fall off the podium. It was still his top result this season. In the Junior race Steven Humphreys took on Stratford CC’s Keir Lewis for a race long battle for second place, Humphreys was overhauled into third by the end, but for him too it was a best effort yet.

In the afternoon it was the turn of the Senior riders, with Jordan Peacock holding third early on in the race, he was pushed back to fourth in the latter stages of the race and it was yet another top result from the young rider.

Photo: Veteran 50+ start, Gary Hipwell in the red, yellow and black to the right of the picture,