Report & Result: Barnsley Road Race

Jack Brown of Holmfirth CC wins the category 3/4 Barnsley Road Race on the  Flight Hill circuit in West Yorkshire

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Report & Result: Barnsley Road Race

After days of sunshine, 25oc +, and a bank holiday weekend race, you can almost certainly guarantee that the weather will be completely the opposite come race day, on this Barnsley Road Club promoted event. And needless to say, this morning was absolutely the case.

Racers set off in a complete pea souper, barely enough vision to see your hand in front of your face, and a massive cross wind on the ridge. Nevertheless, race they did.

In typical fashion on the Flight Hill circuit above the Holme Valley in West Yorkshire, the field of 60 was in ribbons very early on as a high tempo was set from the start from this field comprising 25 riders that were juniors or under 23.

Phillip Gleave (Congleton CC) saw an attack with 5 laps to go reeled in, various attacks from Billy Harding (PH Mas Paul Milnes/Oldfield ER) throughout the remaining passage of the 4 mile circuit, but it was local rider Jack Brown from Holmfirth CC who hit out on the penultimate climb, and maintained a 30 second lead til the end to take an impressive and much celebrated victory, with many riders taking the ride up the hill to great Jack across the line.

A sprint finish for second to seventh, then ones and twos over the next 10 minutes, show what a mean spirited circuit this is, particularly on a day that promised no compromise from the off. True Yorkshire racing.

Next up for Barnsley Road Club is their Town Centre Crit on 28th July, find details via this link

Barnsley Road Race, Reg B ¾ Hade Edge, 55 Miles
1. Jack Brown Holmfirth CC.
2. Billy Harding PH Mas/Paul Milnes/Oldfield
3. Mattthew Burt University of Leeds CC
4. Andy Cunningham All Terrain Cycles Ride in Peace
5. Hayden Allen Alba Rosa
6. Tom Whalley Buxton CC/Sett Valley CC
7. Matthew Kellet 3RT
8. Jonathan Bourne
9. Daniel McDermott FTR Milltag
10. Daniel Collier University of Sheffield CC

1st Junior – Jack Brown Holmfirth CC




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