Belgian ace Christophe stars for Peterborough club

Jerry Norman.
Jerry Norman.
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Peterborough Cycling Club’s Belgian rider Christophe Demoulin was in terrific form in the Northants & District CA 10 at Brogborough.

He raced to victory in a very fast time of 20:36 and breathing down his neck in third place was clubmate James Gelsthorpe in 20:50.

Paul Pardoe came in with 21:13 for sixth place out of a 140-strong field and that gave Peterborough another team win.

Other times: Malcolm Smith in 21:33; Kevin Hobbs 22:06; Nick Hitchens 22:32, Adrian McHale 25:02.

The club had one road racer in action at the weekend. That was Matt Garfield and he finished third in the Orwell CC event near Ipswich.

FENLAND CLARION

Fenland Clarion rider Andy Gilbert made a very impressive road racing debut when finishing second in the Bourne Wheelers end-of-season race on a 55-mile course around Castle Bytham.

In the penultimate round of the club championships members raced over 25 miles for the Cullip Cup.

Paul Lilley won on the day with his time of 57:36, but with Steve Kaye claiming second place with 58:08 he now has an unassailable lead in the championships.

Other times: Simon Pitchford 58:43; Ian Waddilove 59:58; Richard Moys 1.00:08; Lynden Leadbeater 1.01:39; Chris Shaw 1.04:45, Phil Merritt 1.05:52; Lindsay Clarke 1.06:13; Phil Jones 1.10:56; Ethan Nightingale 1.17:54

n In the VTTA 10-mile event, Kaye finished fifth in 21.03.

Other Clarion times: Paul Lilley 21:48; Alison Lilley 24:50.

n Kaye also led the Clarion riders home in the Northants & District CA event in 21:55.

Other times: Mark Ingram 22:21; Jerry Norman 22:50; Malc Jacklin 23:37; Phil Merritt 25:05.

n Teenage talent Jerry Norman had a great time at the Clarion track championships in the Derby Velodrome.

He won all five events in the Youth A Omnium - the 500m time trial, 10-lap scratch, 2000m pursuit, 20-lap points race and 16-lap scratch race - to score a maximum five points and go one better than last year’s second place.

In the senior events Tom Stokes won the 2000m pursuit in an impressive 2.24.94, while Adam Robinson was second in the sprint final.

n Fenland Clarion are hosting an evening of cycle racing for youths up to 16 years-old. It’s on Friday September 30 at the Embankment athletics track and costs £4 per rider for a minimum of two races. Registration is from 6pm with racing starting at 6.30pm. All abilities, including novices, are very welcome. For further details contact Malc at publicity@fenlandclarion.co.uk