STRATFORD Cycling Club’s youngsters finished a commendable fifth in the overall standings of the 2014 West Midlands Youth Circuit Series, in which 20 clubs took part.
The series was comprised of eight closed circuit races across the region – Wolverhampton Wheelers at Sundorne in Shrewsbury, Wyre Forest CRC at Stourport, Stratford CC at Victoria Park in Leamington, Mid-Shropshire Wheelers at Sundorne in Shrewsbury, Lichfield CC at Curbourgh in Lichfield, Severn Valley Velo at Stourport, Solihull CC at Tudor Grange in Solihull and finishing at Wyre Forest CRC in Stourport.
The competitive series came to a close with the last event at Stourport on July 12. The series allowed the consistent riders to shine and Stratford CC podium places where achieved by Spencer Corder (U8 boys – 2nd), Lewis Tinsley (U8 boys – 3rd) and Cerys Simmonds (U10 girls – 3rd). Fantastic achievements by all three riders in a highly competitive region.
Some Stratford riders had great individual results but were unable to attend all races so they did not get a chance to feature in the overall podium places.
Other Stratford CC results: U8 Girls – Harriet Tinsley 4th (6 races); Ava Piper 13th (2 races); U8 Boys – Joseph Gregg 16th (3 races); Alex Taylor 17th (4 races); Ryan Speechly 24th (1 race); U10 Boys – Atom Gill 36th (1 race); Jacob Baritt 36th (1 race); U12 Girls – Charlotte Johnson 4th (5 races); U12 Boys – David Hird 6th (6 races); Luke Simmonds 26th (2 races); Sam Bellamy 32nd (3 races); Baden Green 49th (1 race); Freddie Jones 49th (1 race); Harvey Jackson 49th (1 race); Kieran Speechly 49th (1 race); U14 Boys – John Chesney 13th (6 races); Joshua Graham 31st (3 races); U16 Boys – Keir Lewis 13th (3 races).
The club continues to grow in numbers. If you are interested in joining the fun then, try the youth go-ride holiday cycling sessions planned for August 18-21. See the Stratford CC website for more details at www.stratfordcyclingclub.co.uk.