After arguably the best season the Bourne Wheelers Cycling Club have ever had, the 2016 season has started off with no let up as the club’s riders once again dominated the youth races at the final counting event in the Linc Cyclo-Cross League, and as a result cleaned up all the categories for youth riders from under 16 through to under 12 in both the boys and girls classifications.
Bryn Richards and Molly Peel, both did the double by securing the under 16 and under 14 series in the boys and girls respectively, with the novice rider claiming third in the under 14 boys’ race.
As impressive though was the team performances in the under 12s where Alex Galpin and Harry Garfield placed first and second overall in the boys’ competition, while Emily Richards and Penny Linsdell did exactly the same in the girls’.
The fantastic foursome were backed up by Dan Galpin who claimed fifth overall and Edward Linsdell who took seventh overall.
In the seniors Bart Kieres once again has had a fantastic cross season finishing third in the league and easily retaining for the fifth year running the club’s Cyclo Cross Award.
Away from cyclo-cross the road and track season started on Tuesday night, where the club’s youths fielded a very strong six-man team for an Omnium competition at Derby Velodrome. With points being awarded for each of the four events contested, the winner is the person who places the highest in all the races combined.
It was the club’s new signing Lizzie Catlow, who shone with a fantastic third place finish in the under 16 girls, while the club’s other new signing from Lincoln, Alice Standish took an equally impressive fifth place. Georgia Bullard rode strongly in the points race, but lacked that little bit of consistency to claim a high overall position. However eighth place was a good solid start to her season.
In the under 14 girls, Molly Peel, riding in her very first track meet took a very good fourth place and Bryn Richards, again riding in his first ever track racing competition, took sixth while track novice Rory Standish, placed 19th.