STRATFORD Cycling Club riders are celebrating a superb third placed finish among 96 clubs in their winter cyclo-cross season.
A top three finish was beyond Stratford’s wildest dreams at the start of the season and in particular they have their young riders to thank for this achievement, although the club can be proud it was represented in all categories from six to 60.
Tamsin Moss was the youngest champion in the six and under class and Spencer Corder was champion in the under 12s, with Lewis Tinsley second.
Callum Moss was fourth in the under eights, David Hird seventh in the under 14s and John Chesney sixth in the under 16s.
In the ladies’ section for under tens, Harriet Tinsley was seventh and Ava Piper tenth.
Keir Lewis finished third in the junior class and, although he has now switched clubs, his results go to Stratford as he was with the club at the outset of the league in September.
Results of the other qualifying riders were: U10s – Joseph Gregg 14th, Joe Chandler 18th, Alex Taylor 32nd, Reuben Phillips 50th, Jake Deaner 51st.
U14s – Thomas Charles 18th, Freddie Jones 20th, Baden Green 21st, Connor Murphy 25th, Harvey Jackson 34th.
Senior ladies – Teresa Lewis 12th.
40-plus – Ian Tinsley 11th; 50-plus – Nigel Jones 13th, Carl Max Taylor 23rd, Robin Corder 55th.
MORE good news arrived when it was announced that, following a long season of over 50 races, David Hird has gained a Regional School of Racing place for both mountain biking and circuit racing for 2016.
This is especially good as Hird will have the chance to qualify for two seasons, which will provide consistent training with the top riders in the Midlands.