Ilkley CC’s Jim Adamson was promoted to 2nd Cat Racer following his second win in two weeks at the Brownlee Circuit Races. This week he forged ahead of the bunch in a two man breakaway move, but on the last lap his breakaway partner put in an attack and gained a gap. Adamson dug deep , recatching the attacker on the final corner and passing him at speed to take a fine win.
Ilkley Cycling Club had fourteen finishers in the classic Three Peaks Cyclo Cross, cheered on all the way by a large club supporting group, in the event which was held in slightly damp but largely fair and mild weather last Sunday.
Rob Jebb of Hope Factory Racing added another victory to his long list of successes in the Peaks. Notably in 4th place was Australian World Tour Pro, Lachlan Morton of Team Education First Pro Cycling.
Leading Ilkley rider and receiving the Eric Stone Trophy was Dave Wilby, with a fine performance, whilst first Ilkley woman was Nina Benson who is making a regular occurrence of strong performances in The Peaks.
Ilkley Placings: 73-Dave Wilby, 84-Richard Kelt, 115-Arthur Wilson, 147-Paul Wilson, 180-Ian Cliffe, 182-Doug Hart, 192-Jason Hemsley, 197-Ryan Tiffany, 207-John Wood, 224-Nina Benson, 273-John Wilkinson, 275-Paddy Carter, 312-Peter Kettleborough, 390-Camilla Boyton.
In time trialling, veterans David Leckenby and Ged Millward took 6th place in the City RC 2-up ten mile event at North Cave with 22mins03secs, a 27mph ride.