Bury Clarion Report For Thursday 25 June 15


The racing season is well under way and Bury Clarion riders have been active

riding a variety of events. Southport Cycling Club’s Thursday evening 10 mile

time trials are proving popular with a few of our riders and notable

performances over the opening weeks have been a 2nd place by Nick Hall and

a 4th place by Andy Horner. Other performances worthy of comment are

personal bests by Jon Longworth with a time of 22minutes and 50seconds

and John Yates 25 minutes and 5 seconds. John is father of the now famous

Yates twins and John reckons his improving performances are due to having

the benefit of Adam’s time trial bike. The twins have been members since they

were 11 years old and their international recognition led to them being made

honorary members. It is probable that both will be riding this year’s Tour de

France. In the Criterium du Dauphine Simon showed exceptional form

finishing 5th overall and taking the white jersey for the top rider under 23 years

of age. He also finished second on the last stage to Chris Froome and ahead

of some of the world’s best. Adam was creditably placed at 20th but his form is

not as last -year when he finished 6th in this prestige event.

Our annual hill climb over 1000 metres on Lumb Carr Road, Ramsbottom was

held in the recent National Bike Week. This event is proving increasingly

popular with the entry increasing for the third year to 79. The winner for the

second year was Preston rider David Powell who posted 2min 12.04 secs.

Notably the record of 2min 2.10 secs set by Simon Yates as a 17 year old

remains unbeaten. Bury Clarion member, Joe Cadwallader (2.14.09) was in

second place and so for the second year in succession is Bury Clarion Hill

Climb Champion.

Joe was also the first Bury Clarion finisher in our annual open criterium on

Lancaster’s Salt Ayre circuit. This makes him one of the leading contenders

for Bury Clarion’s Blue Riband, Best All Rounder Championship.

In fifth place in our annual hill climb and sharing second place with David

Stammers in Bury Clarion Championship was 16 years old Jake Wright who

posted a very promising time 2min 21.01 seconds.

It was most pleasing to have two juvenile members Francis Woodcock

(2.49.02) and George Whittaker (2.57.09) riding as well as two of our lady

members Joanne Cebrat (3.06.05) Jennifer Doohan (3.20. 00). They were

delighted to have finished first and second fastest of the 10 lady participants.

Francis was riding for the second year and improved by 21 seconds. As a

developing club we are now working hard to establish a satellite club for

juvenile and junior riders and to this end we have now secured a grant from

Sport England.

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