MERCIA Cycling Club’s Chris Limberger and Sean Sleigh have enjoyed a successful week after both winning hill climb races.
Limberger was victorious in the South Pennine Road Club’s open climb at Crich, winning in a time of one minute, 22.1 seconds.
That was nearly 10 seconds faster than the second-placed rider, Adam Kenway of Team Zenith Buzz Cycles, who completed in 1:31.8.
A total of 49 riders competed in the hill climb.
Mercia held their own club hill climb and freewheeling competition at Marchington Woodroffes over 530 metres.
Due to the heavy rain, only eight members took part and the fastest was Sleigh in one minute 14 seconds.
In second place was Ben Startin (1:26), ahead of new member Jon Barnhill in 1 32.
Jason Rowe (1:34), Jake -Wally (1:43 and fastest juvenile), Lauren Sleigh (1:51 and fastest lady), Kieron Patterson (1:59) and Anne Staley (2:03) completed the results.
The freewheeling competition was held on a adjacent hill on the road to Newborough and the rider to travel the furthest was Barnhill, followed by Sean Sleigh, Sleigh, Rowe, Patterson, Startin, Kelly-Wally and then Staley.
The winner of the Anniversary Trophy was Sean Sleigh with the best aggregate in both the hill climbing and the freewheeling.
The latest Notts and Derby Cyclo Cross event was held at Alfreton Park, hosted by Belper Bicycle Club.
In the Under-12s, Archie Wania finished 23rd out of 55 finishers.
Ben Chilton (Derby Mercury) won the race.
Callum Gore finished 26th out of 43 finishers in the Under-14s, where the winner was Tom Dussek (Nottingham Clarion).
In the veterans 40 age group, Simon Dunsby rode well to finish in 12th place (27th overall), while Owen Core was 30th and 81st overall.
Pascal Arnouxdid well in the veterans 50 class by finishing third, 17th overall.
Adrian Waters was placed second in the 65 age group and 115th overall.
In total. 126 riders completed the veterans races, where the overall winner was Mathew Crouch (Derby Mercury).
Joshua Waters did not compete in the Notts and Derby event, as he was saving his self for Sunday’s National Trophy Series event at Abergavenny.
The course was a very slippery one that did not suit Waters, who still managed to finish in fourth place, his best placing yet in a national event.
The winner of the youth race was Daniel Tullett of Hargroves Cycles, who Waters finished one minute 56 seconds behind of 37 riders.