Harvey conquers all once again for Ely Cycling Club

Ely junior rider Harvey Woodroffe won at the grasstrack event at Hertford 

Ely junior rider Harvey Woodroffe on top of the podium after winning a grasstrack event in Hertford. - Credit: Joshua Woodroffe

Ely & District junior rider Harvey Woodroffe continued his excellent form in off-road circuit racing this year at a grasstrack event in Hertford.

The racing, organised by Green Arrow CRT, was set up as an omnium-style event with racers taking part in different disciplines of track racing. 

In the first event, a one lap time trial, Woodroffe finished in second place, but in each of the other three events - an elimination race, a handicap race and a scratch race - Woodroffe won the event, giving him first place overall.

Derek Ricketts raced in a 12-mile time trial near Guilden Morden

Derek Ricketts took part in a 12-mile time trial for Ely & District Cycling Club near Guilden Morden. - Credit: Katie Bonnar

The day before, Derek Ricketts was the sole rider from Ely & District Cycling Club - B&T Motor Repairs to take part in a 12-mile time trial on the F14/12 course near Guilden Morden. 

Despite starting off dry, Ricketts ended up riding the second half of the race in torrential rain.  Ricketts' reward for persevering despite the atrocious conditions was a time of 28:16 which gave him seventh place overall.