CYCLO-CROSS: Rugby Velo riders at Misterton Hall

Riders at Misterton
Riders at Misterton

Roach in second place in National Trophy series

Round 6 of the BWA West Midland Cyclo-cross League was held at the scenic and picturesque Misterton Hall, near Lutterworth.

A brutally tough course that was technically demanding as well as strength sapping.

After a string of consistent results Jeremy Hicks found himself leading the Overall Senior League going into the race.

After Velo’s James Garrett took a blindingly quick start the race settled down and the usual suspects took to the front. Once again it was Liam Kileen who dominated.

Behind him Jeremy Hicks managed to win a race-long scrap for ninth place that went down to a sprint finish with Coventry’s Colin Miller.

Other placings: James Garrett 14th; Jordan Peacock 24th; Phillip Hughees 66th; Mark Humphreys 87th; Jon Todd 93rd.

In the morning’s Junior race Steven Humphreys placed a season’s best fourth place.

David Garrett took 13th place in a top class.

Veteran’s race featuring many former champions of the sport, and Greg Elson made his first appearance of the season taking 51st overall.

Pictured above, the Senior race start featuring James Garrett (right) and Jeremy Hicks (left).

Rugby’s Phil Roach took third place in the Notts and Derby cyclo cross on Saturday.

The Team Jewson-MI Racing-Polypipe rider followed it up with fourth place in the National Trophy series Round 2 at Southampton the following day, and is now lying in second place overall in the series.

At nearby Misterton Hall Pete Busby finished third in the veterans’ race, behind former National Champion Pete Harris. Busby gained the lead , but dropped back when he fell and derailed his chain. But he fought back, finally settling for a brilliant third.