Welwyn Wheelers keep up their good form at muddy National Cyclo-cross Series event

PUBLISHED: 12:28 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:28 13 November 2018

Welwyn Wheelers duo Joe Kiely and Euan Woodliffe in action

Welwyn Wheelers duo Joe Kiely and Euan Woodliffe in action

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A strong squad from Welwyn Wheelers produced some fine performances at round three of the National Cyclo-cross Series at Crawley.

Chief among them was Joe Kiely who came third in the U16 boys’ race, with club-mate Euan Woodliffe down in seventh.

Kiely had gone into the race as joint leader and this keeps his challenge on track.

The high rainfall prior to race day made the course incredible slippery and difficult to ride with Anna Kay of Storey Racing, winner of the senior women’s race, saying the line needed around the corners on the course changed with each lap as the mud dried out.

But the Wheelers were undeterred and Oli Stockwell kept up the good results with a fifth in the junior boys’ event with Archie Peet 17th and Adam Lightfoot 19th.

Mark Lightfoot and Mille Colemen also finished fifth in the U14 boys’ and U14 girls’ races.

Calum Moir, Ellen Bennett and Iona Moir were also in action for the club.

Wheelers will host round two of the Muddy Monsters cyclo-cross event for novice riders at Gosling Sports Park on Saturday.

The club’s more experienced riders will be at Milton Keynes for the Central League race, one which will double up as the club’s championship race.

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