Ex-Wheeler Peter Cocker – achieves Elite category status

Ex-Wheeler Peter Cocker enjoyed a successful weekend riding for his Essex based team Richardsons Trek. On Saturday he was 4th at Darley Moor near Ashbourne, featuring in an 8 man break that averaged 28mph for the 31 mile race. Then on bank holiday Monday in blisteringly hot conditions he placed 9th in the 89 mile Pedal Power road race near Ipswich. After taking a watching brief as two team mates went in the early break he attacked the remnants of the bunch with a couple of laps to go taking 2 other riders with him, who he was able to outsprint at the end.

Despite working full time, this has been Peters most consistent season yet, having now won sufficient points to secure a British Cycling Elite racing licence for the first time. He has competed in most of the Premier Calendar events around the country, which attract all the top professional and semi-professional teams in the country. Highlights being 14th in the Stockton Grand Prix and 27th overall in the Manx international, a 4 stage race on the isle of man culminating in 3 lap race over the legendary TT circuit, where the climb up the mountain and poor conditions forced many riders to abandon.

Ed Clancy wins stage 3 on the Isle of Man with Peter 17th in the middle orange jersey