Road Race Round-up – Win for Karl & 10 miles too far for Peter

Karl Baillie looks to be returning to his form of a few year ago with a comfortable win in the 3/4 category event at Darley Moor near Ashbourne. In cold and windy conditions Karl kept a watchful eye at the front of the race as numerous attacks failed to gain an advantage before launching his own with 2 of the 22 laps to go and riding powerfully built up a solo lead of over 20 seconds by the finish,

Peter Cocker riding again this year for Richardsons-Trek RT rode the Klondyke GP, the first of the HSBC National Road series at Guisborough, on a lumpy 110mile route across the North Yorks Moors. With 140 of the top riders in the country Peter kept well in contention in the leading bunch upto around the 100 mile mark when the fast pace and distance finally told, losing contact with the bunch to finish in 46th at 4.58 with only 79 riders finishing the race. Winner was Rory Townsend (Canyon dhb) in a time of 4.17.57 in a sprint from Scott Thwaites and 2018 national champion Connor Swift.