THERE was glory for Stratford Cycling Club’s Tamsin Moss when she claimed first place on the day and overall in the under six age group at the final West Midlands Cyclo Cross League meeting of the campaign in Erdington.
Not only did Tamsin see off all of the competition from the girls, she finished top of the pile for her age group overall as she also bettered the performances of the boys.
In the under ten section Spencer Corder won this last race to complete a clean sweep of winning every race he entered during the series.
For his SCC team-mate Lewis Tinsley it was a case of finishing second on the day and second overall in the series.
These two Stratford youth riders really motivate each other and it will be good to see how they fare in the road (circuit) races starting in the spring.
The big difference with road races is tactics as, unlike cyclo cross in which competitors tend to finish with big gaps between them, it can be a matter of inches or a tyre’s width which decides the winners.
Alexander Burden continued his improved form by finishing seventh in the under ten race, followed by Joseph Gregg in 13th and Joe Chandler who was 14th.
Harriet Tinsley was seventh in the girls’ section and continues to show great enthusiasm.
The determined Annabel Jones was eighth in the under 12 girls’ race and Guy West finished 30th.
In the under 14 race David Hird showed great consistency to finish fourth and Thomas Charles was 21st.