(Report by Mark Botteley)
Bournes trio of teenager’s all excelled themselves on Sunday in Middlesbrough at the Inter Area Cyclo Cross Championships. Tim James, Maddie Gammons and Sian Botteley all performed at their best while representing the East Midlands in the prestigious event.
First up on a crisp, clear sunny morning were the youths. Tim made his usual rapid start, holding 5th place out of a field of 63 riders as the field entered the first technical section.From that point on Tim held his place slowly pulling away from those behind him, but never quite able to catch those in front. At the end of the 30 minute race, he indeed finished in 5th. With the excellent back up of his teammates, the East Midlands won the youth boys title.
In the youth girls race Maddie placed a seasons best 2nd, with the team agonisingly missing out on first overall by a handful of points.
Last up was Sian. As is customary for her, she flew out of the start and was leading for the first lap, before being overhauled by a quartet of super strong Yorkshire riders. In the end Sian finishes an excellent 6th and first counter in the team which ended up 4th overall.