(Written by Phil Galpin)
Another popular course awaited the Bourne Wheelers cyclo-cross team at the Lincoln Wheelers event this Sunday. Set in the grounds of the Lincolnshire Police headquarters at Nettleham, this course is mostly rideable on mown grass and fast with some challenging technical sections.
Robert Ward turned out a fantastic result overturning Marc Gee on the last lap to finish second in the youth race, although disappointed not to have beaten the winner Jake Norton from Spalding, whom he had beaten on a previous occasion. Also riding for Bourne were Jessica Woodworth and Kelsey Beaton who came in 10th and 13th. There were 15 finishers from a smaller field than normal. In the under 12 category, Max Poole from Lincsquad continued his dominance, and again Alex Galpin from Bourne finished well up in 7th, while his brother Dan rode really well on a course he enjoys a lot and climbed to 11th this week. Harry Garfield completed the Bourne contingent coming in 17th place. There were 30 finshers.
In the senior event Mark Cotton from Ellsmore Factory Racing claimed first place. The first Bourne rider was Bart Kieres in a very credible 6th place. Phil Galpin benefitted from being gridded at the start and managed his highest position of the year in 32nd. Steve Collins rode well to finish in 54th place. There were 74 finshers in this event.