Good wheels for fortune for Welwyn

PUBLISHED: 17:16 18 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:55 26 October 2009

WELWYN Wheelers youth riders produced solid performances at an event held at the Hillingdon racing circuit in West London. There were a total of 13 Wheelers racing last Saturday across three events all offering support to each other over the course of th

WELWYN Wheelers' youth riders produced solid performances at an event held at the Hillingdon racing circuit in West London.

There were a total of 13 Wheelers racing last Saturday across three events all offering support to each other over the course of the afternoon.

Despite threatening clouds, the rain stayed away to provide for safe, fast and enjoyable racing for all.

First up was the youth race in which Joe Fry continued his recent run of success with second place in his age group.

Isabel Scott was third in her category and there were also strong rides from George Bateman, Alex Anderson and new recruit Dan Snow.

In the senior novice race, the Gosling cycling club had three riders, including Gary Gunn making his debut in road racing, and he finished a creditable fifth in the bunch.

Just behind was Howard Ashmore, making a comeback after a 25-year break from racing.

Alex Peeke, who was leading into the final straight, lost out in the final sprint to take third.

The final event of the afternoon was the senior 35 mile race featuring four Wheelers.

Adrian Trott, in particular, rode a controlled race in the middle of the bunch in what was a fast and attacking event eventually won by a seven-man breakaway.

Attention now turns to a busy Easter weekend, starting with the annual Welwyn Wheelers Good Friday Hilly Time Trial.

The race starts in Codicote and takes in a 26-mile circuit of Hitchin, Whitwell, Kimpton, Wheathampstead and back to Codicote. This year there are a record 170 entries.

There is also circuit racing at Hillingdon and Milton Keynes on Saturday and for the very hardy a second hilly time trial near Bishop's Stortford on Easter Monday.

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