CYCLING: Ely & District Cycling Club members take on Hempton Cross and King’s Lynn challenges

Ely & District Cycling Club youngster Isaac Barton at the Eastern Cyclocross League series at Hempto

Ely & District Cycling Club youngster Isaac Barton at the Eastern Cyclocross League series at Hempton Cross. Photo: Richard Miller - Credit: Archant

Ely & District Cycling Club’s young members were out in force last weekend.

Tom Lewis and Ollie Sinders at the Muddy Monsters race. Photo: Martin Lewis

Tom Lewis and Ollie Sinders at the Muddy Monsters race. Photo: Martin Lewis - Credit: Archant

On Saturday, four cyclists travelled to Hempton Cross for the ninth round of the Eastern Cyclocross League Series.

Youngster Isaac Barton finished 15th in the under 14s race, while senior members Phil Peacock, Stephen Croft and Ferenc Vanhoutte finished in sixth, 39th and 50th respectively.

The following day, members headed to King’s Lynn for the Muddy Monsters off-road challenge.

Tom Lewis and Ollie Sinden dominated proceedings, coming first and second respectively in the under 12s race.


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On his way to victory, Ollie finished first in the sprint race and second in the endurance race, while Tom came third and first.

In the handicap race, the tables were turned, with Tom taking top spot and Ollie coming home in second.

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As part of the EDCC’s programme of encouraging junior riders, the club is holding weekly Junior coaching sessions take place on Monday evenings at Ely College.

For more information, call Cliff Loveday on 07443 953308.

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