After a well deserved week off racing, the Bourne Wheelers youth squad descended on Darley Moor on Sunday to take part in a full programme of racing.
All of the clubs youths rode really well, but star of the show was 11 year old Emily Richards, who not only beat all the girls, but after getting into the breakaway, she also beat all of the boys racing in the under 12 catergory. After a winter of cross racing where Emily dominated all comers, it looks like she is going to carry on in the same vein on the road.
Backing up her younger teammates success was Jess Woodworth who along with Georgia Bullard, Alice Standish and Lizzie Catlow, took to the line in the under 16’s girls race, which was counting event for this years UK School Games. The whole team rode fantastically for each other other, and it was Jess who came out on top with a perfectly timed sprint. Lizzie placed 4th, with Alice 6th and Georgia 8th.
Bryn had a great race in the under 14’s race placing 4th.
Two of Bournes senior squad were down at Leighton Buzzard riding the Lovello Cinelli Road races. Mark and Adam Botteley took there place on the start line alongside 60 others. They both rode really well and finished in the leading group of 30 riders after a fast 45 miles, with Mark placing 5th and Adam 16th.
Sian Botteley continued her winning form taking her third win of the year in the women’s race.
Tim James had a great weekend riding for the Catford CC at the Tour of the Mendips. The race was the 2nd counting event for the season long National Series. The appalling weather contributed to a number of crashes on Saturdays flat stage. The Bourne teenager managed to avoid all of these and placed 30th on the opening stage, less than a minute behind the stage winner. However the Sunday stage was the more difficult of the two taking in three really big climbs. Tim managed to get into the leading group and placed a very creditable 15th on Sunday’s stage which put him up to 12th overall