Welland Valley Cycling Club
Provisional 1 Mile TT and 5 Mile TT results from Rockingham Speedway tonight. Well done Whizz Kids, and hard luck George for puncturing twice!
Vic Barnett returned from the British Mountain Bike Cross-country Championship title race on Sunday at Hopton Woods, Shorpshire.
In the 60 yrs plus category Vic Barnett, a previous World and National Champion, faced a titanic battle to secure a place on the podium as he was one of the oldest competitors in the championship.
Barnett, a renowned battler, set off up the starting hill at a furious pace as he fought to stay at the head of the pack.
The challenging course was treacherous in the woodland sections following torrential race the day before.
Exposed tree roots caught the best riders out forcing them to dab a foot down or crash. In his haste to stay at the front Vic was one victim of the roots as his front wheel slipped and Vic went tumbling to the deck.
Vic was soon back up and chasing as a couple of his fellow competitors also crashed.
Vic seized his opportunity to dig deep and force an opening. Going into the last lap of four Vic was lying in third place with a strong number of riders charging behind. With Gold and Silver in the distance Barnett worked double hard on the ascents and concentrated on the descents to maintain his positioned.
The Welland Valley CC rider entered the finishing area he started to relax and enjoy adding another medal to his vast collection. Roy Hunt made a spectacular debut in the category, winning by almost seven minutes from Ian Petherbridge, with Vic Barnett third, just 90 seconds further back.
Image by Andy Whitehouse https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishcyclingphotos/14688301356/in/set-72157645387738119#
About The Club
Welland Valley Cycling Club has over 150 senior members and Welland Valley Whizz Kids, which caters for young persons aged from 5 to 14 has over 150 members.
Based in Market Harborough, our membership is drawn mainly from South and West Leicestershre and North Northamptonshire.
The club caters for leisure and racing cyclists, both male and female, young and old.
Our road and circuit racers, time triallists, mountain bikers and cyclocross riders compete successfully all over the country.
Many members participate in sportives and audax events.
For the leisure rider there are regular group rides throughout the year.
Welland Valley Cycling Club is a Clubmark accredited club. We have qualified coaches specializing in particular areas of cycling. An important part of our Whizz Kids programme is the development of cycling skills, as well as giving young people an opportunity to sample cycle racing.