Steep test for riders


Above: Luke Pledger checks over his shoulder before winning A-grade. Below left: Ashton Sime leads E-grade. Below right: Lewis Keightley leads Tyler Lindorff in A-grade.
Steep test for riders
Steep test for riders
Above: Luke Pledger checks over his shoulder before winning A-grade. Below left: Ashton Sime leads E-grade. Below right: Lewis Keightley leads Tyler Lindorff in A-grade.

Juniors rode a different course which does not include the climb.

Chase Haines was first, Eilidh Milne second and Gabe Glorie third.

The small group of E-grade riders stayed together until the start of the last lap when Ashton Sime attacked with Anita Watters the only rider able to keep up.

However, she never could close the gap, which saw Sime take the win.

Watters claimed second with Callum Milne third.

D grade had a larger field in what was a race of attrition.

Of the 12 riders who started the race, there were five competing in the sprint finish which won by Dharlia Haines narrowly from Oliver Bleddyn, with Tom Power third.

In C grade, there were a number of attacks, before a number of riders went clear on the fourth lap.

Two riders managed to bridge across the next lap and that was it for everybody else.

A late attack up the final climb came to nothing as Rob Collins took the sprint, with Lee Barber second and Riley Jenkinson third.

In B-grade, Darren Kinsella, Jordan Dawson and Martin Thurlby went clear midway through the race.

Each lap they eked out a few more seconds from the chasing bunch and stayed away until the end with Kinsella taking the win from Dawson and with Thurlby third.

Tyler Lindorff and Lewis Keightley attacked A-grade on the second lap and quickly built up a sizeable margin.

A couple of laps later, it looked like the race-winning move as they had slipped out of sight of the peloton.

The bunch started to reel them back in and on the final climb Luke Pledger took control and was never headed, with Lindorff second and Matthew Champtaloup third.