WITH 25 riders representing Stratford Cycling Club in the Welland Valley cyclo-cross event, it was always going to be an interesting set of races to watch and so it proved.
In the youngest age group Reuben Child was again fourth in the under six race, whilst in the under eight events Ruben Stringfellow was also fourth, followed by Finlay Child in eighth and Tamsin Moss 14th and fourth placed girl.
In the under ten races the numbers got even better for Stratford CC with Jake Deaner third, Jake Gray 16th, Callum Moss 21st, Samuel Abbott 26th and Zoe Parker 43rd and 12th in the girls’ section.
The under 12 race was another thriller as three riders battled all the way with never more than four seconds between them.
There was a big sprint between them all at the end and Spencer Corder was again second, but beaten this time by another newcomer on the scene, Max Greensill from Lichfield.
However, Corder did beat his season-long rival Luke Harris from Halesowen in the sprint for the line to extend his overall lead in the cyclo-cross league with six races gone.
Alex Burden followed Corder with 11th place, followed by Joshua Taylor in 30th, Noah Harvey 38th, Ellis Brown 41st, Guy West 51st and Jack Deaner 58th.
Eve Fereday was 13th in the girls’ race, followed by Jessica Marcroft in 14th.
In the under 14s race Thomas Charles finished 17th and in the under 16s Connor Murphy was 11th.
At junior level there was another solid performance from John Chesney who finished sixth and in the senior races Danny Murphy was 27th.
In the veterans race Nigel Jones had an excellent time as he finished fourth in the over 55 race, whilst Carl Max Taylor was 17th in the over 50 race, followed by Robin Corder in 40th.