Grace tops podium for second week in a row


At the second round of the NDCXL League at Markeaton Park, Derby, Matlock Cycling Club’s Isla Woolf bettered last weeks’ result in the under-9s with a cracking with second place.

Maisie Robinson was fifth with Emily Benson eighth.

Ben Robinson was the highest-placed male with a very good 10th spot, followed by Jamie Brough, Isaac Falconer-White, Freddie Farr and Tayjun Holroyd.

In the under-12s, Grace Longden placed on the top of the podium for the second consecutive week in the girls’ category.

Eleanor Gordon finished 0.8 seconds ahead of team mate Libby Jackson for 12th and 13th respectively. Gracie Day finished in 14th place. Ben Mellor placed 10th in the boys with Danny Barr, Tom Benson, Gabriel Falconer-White, Arthur Limb, George Parker and Tom Woolf also putting in excellent showings.

In the under-14 boys, Will Longden finished an impressive third again with Ben Marsh seventh, Joshua Williams 13th and Finley Hill and Alex Gordon seconds apart in 16th and 17th respectively.

In the girls’ race, Harriet Limb placed an impressive fourth with Lucy Bednall and Annabel Parker sixth and seventh. Lucy Kuszynski and Annabel Shunburne completed the top 11 places in their category.

In the under-16s, Matt Nicholson finished in a strong 18th place ahead of Rafael Abrahams in 25th.

In the V40 Pete Hoy placed 25th in his category.

In the V45 Matt Ingram was an excellent fifth with Dominic Limb 11th and Andy Woolf and Ben Whately in 28th and 30th. Richard Nicholson completed the Matlock team in this category.

In the V50 Simon Patton placed sixth with Martin Holmes 24th and Colin Harper 35th.

In the V55 Paul Dalton finished an excellent eighth place in his category.

In the V60 Chris Watts finished fourth with Clive Bednall and Tim Kniveton 9th and 10th.

In the final race of the day Rob Williams finished 33rd with Will Havercroft suffering a puncture on the opening lap.

In the women’s race Ffyona Booker placed fourth in the junior female with Marianne Kuszynski a close sixth. In the FV40 Julie Blowers finished an excellent 13th.