ANOTHER Go-Ride season at Spalding Cycling Club is under way – with Jake Norton making a blistering start.
Twenty five of the club’s young riders took part in a skills development session at the Memorial Field, before finishing with a cyclo cross race.
In what is a new initiative this year, each age group held their own individual race and the coaches had designed some new routes with some very demanding challenges.
The race length for the older groups was also stretched out to more closely resemble a Lincolnshire cyclo cross league event.
In the older age group, Norton reaped the benefit of a full winter cyclo cross season, putting on a dominant performance to secure first place. Tom Wright led strongly from the beginning to win the Spokes group, while Jay McClearon secured top spot in the small ‘Hub’ section.
• Results: Rims – 1st Jake Norton; 2nd Reece Moradkhan; 3rd Tom Webster; 4th Harriet Moore (1st girl); 5th Jacob Santry; 6th Warren Eve; 7th Theo Lawless Hughes; 8th Jack Roffe; 9th Cameron Nielson; 10th Megan Kendall (2nd girl); 11th Bryn Richards; 12th Sophie Wright (3rd girl); 13th Alex Whitmore. Spokes – 1st Tom Wright; 2nd Ben Norton; 3rd Thomas Brackstone; 4th Molly Peel (1st girl); 5th Emily Richards (2nd girl); 6th Caitlin Langford (3rd girl); 7th Daniel Brackstone; 8th Harry Garfield; 9th Tia Miller. Hub – 1st Jay Mc Clearon; 2nd Ellie Peel; 3rd Erin Langford.
• Spalding CC attracted 92 cyclists to their annual Sportive event earlier this month.
The timed ride offered two challenging distances – 62 miles or 100 miles.
Based in Long Sutton, one route headed through King’s Lynn and Sandringham, with the longer course taking competitors up to Docking and Brancaster.
• Times: Alex Avery (route S) 3.25.00hrs; Matt McClure (N) 5.48.30; Doug McClure (N)5.48.30; Jon McClure (N) 6.06.30; James McClure (6.06.30); Nicholas Kennedy (S) 4.24.30; Adrian Read (S) 4.41.30; Mike Parkins (S) 4.22.30; Matt Parr-Burman (S) 4.27.00; Steve Prentice (S) 4.24.30; Giles Cooper (S) 4.27.30; Karl Smith (S) 5.51.30; Steve Cleland (S) 3.48.30; Rob White (S) 6.51.00; Jamie Petchell (S) 6.42.30; Neil Palmer (N) 5.41.30; Scott Gregory (S) 4.27.00; Chris Ward (N) 5.41.30; Daryn Coull (N) 6.26.00; Dave Burgess (N) 6.07.30; Steve Wood (N) 6.30.00; Gerry Charlwood (S) 4.40.00; Dave Feasey (S) 6.00.00; Adrian Thurston (S) 5.17.30; Annabel Brackstone (S) 5.02.30; Michael Smalley (N) 6.30.00; Phil Gee (S) 3.58.00; Jason Wright (S) 5.51.30; Paul Kendall (S) 5.19.30; Chris Peel (S) 4.19.00; Kate Peel (S) 5.19.30; Deryck Gilham (S) 6.51.00; Phil Davies (N) 6.41.00; Andrew Gurney (S) 3.58.00; Gaye Clarke (S) 6.57.00; Stuart Rick (S) 4.54.00; Andrew Clarke (S) 3.58.00; JD Bowden (S) 5.10.00; Norman Parish (S) 5.08.00; Paul Watkinson (S) 6.51.00; Mike Yardley (S) 4.38.30; Mark Love (S)5.51.00; Neil Pike (S) 5.51.00; James Boardly (N) 6.57.00; Jeremy Hargraves (S) 4.21.30; Sarah Bentley (S) 4.44.30; Gary Bentley (S) 4.44.30; Peter Freeman (S) 4.44.30; Alex Colman (S) 4.44.30; Casper Prestidge (S) 3.25.00; Simon Hodson (S) 4.34.30; Jamie Staples (S) 4.40.00; Kyle Staples (S) 4.40.00; David Walker (N) 5.37.00; Dan Guppy (N) 5.37.00; Graham McAndrew (S) 4.19.00; Andy Ashcroft (N) 8.11.30; Antonio Colonna (N) 8.11.30; Shane Norton (S) 4.19.00; Jeremy Hodson (N) 6.25.30; Tim Langford (S) 4.19.00; Tom Webster (S) 4.19.00; Duncan Vaughan (N) 7.25.30; Richard Rushton (N) 7.25.30; Paul Griffin (N) 5.46.30; Gareth Richards (S) 4.21.30; Ed Baker (S) 5.10.00; Vincent Dupre (S) 6.59.30; Ian Fensom (S) 4.20.30; Matt Warren (N) 5.42.30; Jane Gallagher (S) 5.03.00; Martin Halifax (S) 5.03.00; Ian Sloan (N) 5.42.03; Carl Murley (N) 6.22.00; Becky Taylor (N) 6.22:00.