Stratford youth Team are Midlands champions.

 by Tony Butler

There can be no doubt that the inspired performances of Spencer Corder in winning the under 12 title proved an inspiration to the rest of the Stratford Cycling clubs youngsters. And although there were no local winners in the other 7 categories the clubs youngsters ran up some amazing near misses. There were eighteen teams competing for the honours and this is how the Stratford Youngsters performed..

Under 6’s Rueben Child 6th; Under 8’s Ruben Stringfellow 6 th, Finlay Child 12th , Xanthe Phillips 30th, Tamsin Moss 4th in the girls section; Under 10’s Jake Deaner 9th, Callum Moss 13th, Sam Abbott 24th, Jake Gray 26th , Rueben Phillips 29th. Under 12’s Spencer Corder 1st, Lewis Tinsley 4th, Alex Burden 6th, Joshua Darlow 11th, Ellis Brown 26th, Joseph Gregg 27th and in the girls section Harriett Tinsley 4th.

In the other categories David Hird finished a creditable 5th in the under 16’s , followed by Connor Murphy 21st. In the under 14’s Tom Charles was 16th and Baden Green 26th. For the seniors Ian Tinsley was 8th in the “45” plus category, Carl Max Taylor 9th in the “50” plus category and Nigel Jones a brilliant 5th in the over 55 section.

In the early season circuit races at Stourport on Severn Jess O,Oriley was 12 in the Ladies race while David Hird was 17th in the under 16 race followed by Ben Snodgrass 18th.