Maximum Points for Spencer and the SCC Time Trial Season Kicks Off.
by Tony Butler
Spencer Corder finishing second to Emyr Truelove and on the podium in second place
Stratford’s Cycling clubs evening series of time trials got under way on the shortened course based at Clifford Chambers and over a 6.7 Mile route 27 riders got there season of to a start.
First home for Stratford was Martin Millington 15mins 35 sec's followed by Mick Stallard 16.14; James Fidoe 16.35; Carl Max Taylor 16.40; Then 3 riders produced identical times,Stephen Eggleton 16.52; Matthew Mitchell 16.52; Adrian Osbourne 16.52; Lloyd Walton 17.14; Nigel Jones 17.17; John Lee 17.21; Paul Freeman 17.32; John Johnson 1733; David Stockhill 17.41; Chris Huxley 17.47; Richard Milner 18.00; Alison Bagnell 18.12 ( A new women’s record ) ; Phillip Bromwich 18.54; Will Osley 19.15; Jess O'Riley 19.33 (Junior ) Johnathan Masters 19.48 (junior); Ashley Mason 20.24; Declan Logue dnf
Second cliam members... Tony Kiss 15.04; Ian Hemming 15.07; Martin Gutrell 15.21; Nick Gardner 15.52; David Natis 17.16.
The second round of the 2017 Midlands circuit championship took place on another purpose built off road circuit at Shrewsbury and for Stratford it was the same youngsters who showed what is possible if you are very fit and determined.
This time 9 competitors from Stratford were in the under 12 race but this popular event attracted visitors from far and wide providing a top class field.
So it was that for the second week running the Welsh national under 12 mountain champion and Cyclo Cross champion Emyr Truelove who was first over the line, but he had a real battle with Stratford’s Spencer Corder who spent much of the race opening up gaps only to be caught until into the last bend with 500 metres remaining he had established what looked like a winning but alas Emyr came by him like a rocket to take the victory. The remainder of the Stratford competitors knew they had been in race and finished with Lewis Tinsley 9th; Alex Burden 12th; Joshua Barlow 16th; Ben Machin 24th ; Ellis Brown 27th; Joseph Gregg 28th; Zac Parker 32nd ; and Harriet Tinsley 10th girl home. Spencer again scores Maximum points in the west midlands League.
In the under 10 event Zoe Parker was 4 th in the girls event and Sam Abbott 12 In the under 14's In the under 14's Baden Green was 22nd and in the under 16's David Hird was 24th