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Ilkley's young riders climbing high
12:39pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in Sport
Ilkley’s youth riders were in the thick of the action last weekend in two of the main Yorkshire cycling events.
On Saturday morning Tom Garnett continued his fine hill climbing form when competing in the Yorkshire RC hill climb on Weardley Banks.
Tom’s 11th place overall made him the second junior finisher.
He was closely followed by James Pike who finished 16th overall and third junior.
Ilkley’s hill climb specialist Rob Ormrod rode well to take a solid 6th place overall. This weekend Tom will be competing in the National Hill Climb Championship near Richmond.
Yorkshire RC also organised a second hill climb at Cragg Vale on Sunday.
At 4.8 miles this is the longest continuous ascent in England, and will be one of the most entertaining sections of next year’s Tour de France route.
Battling with a strong headwind were Bob Yorke, Stuart Hey, Claire and Greg Jessop placing 42nd, 44th, 51st and 57th respectively. Broughton Hall at Skipton staged the first round of the ever-popular Rapha Supercross race on Saturday.
A new course had been created around the Hall’s grounds, which with the recent rain produced a technical and slippery test for all the riders.
Seb Cliffe rode an excellent race in the tough conditions to finish first in the under-10 race, closely supported by Nathan Coy in third.
There were also very strong rides by Reuben Foster, Dominic Coy and Edward Riley who all finished well up in the strong under-12 field.
In the senior race, Ben Hallworth proved again that he is at home in the mud as on the road by finishing a superb ninth against some top notch competition.
In the vets race, Tim Bull led home the Ilkley CC riders in 19th place, closely followed by Mike Burdon (20th) and Ian Cliffe (32nd). Alison Kinloch, competing in her first race for six months, rode very well to take third place in the Ladies race.
On Sunday Dave Kinloch took another impressive placing in the latest round of the Yorkshire Points Cyclocross race at Huddersfield, again on a newly-designed technical course.
Kinloch rode well throughout to finish in 15th place in the Vets 40 race, Jonathan Breen finished in 42nd and Kevin Barrett 31st in the Vets (50) race