22nd Nov, 2017

Youngsters on the right track despite club disruptions

Liam Moakes 13th Nov, 2017

STRATFORD Cycling Club have had to contend with a lack of facilities for the whole of this year due to ongoing building works disrupting their facilities at the Home Guard Club but, despite this, their hardcore youngsters have kept the club flag flying in tremendous fashion.

Forced to try different venues on a temporary basis all around Stratford until the revamped and much-improved facilities become available in the spring, this has had an effect on numbers.

However, in round seven of the West Midlands Cyclo-cross League, Tamsin Moss was again second in the U8 girls’ race and Zoe Parker was second in the U12 girls’ event.

In the boys’ events, Ruben Stringfellow finished third in the U10 race and team-mate Callum Moss was sixth.

Spencer Corder remains the one for allcomers to beat as he again triumphed comfortably and was followed home by team-mates Alex Burden in seventh, Joshua Darlow 13th and Samuel Abbott 18th.

At senior level, Philip Bromwich was 24th in the 40-plus age race, while Carl Max Taylor was 18th and Julieann Parker 14th in the ladies’ event.

An additional non-league race was held at Ludlow, sponsored by Islabikes, and Corder won again by a margin of 64 seconds, with Lewis Tinsley fourth, Darlow eighth and Abbott 12th. Max Taylor was 11th in the 50-plus race.

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