Scarborough Youth Mountain Bike Race: Round 2


McCains Sports Ground, Scarborough

A fantastic entry of 27 riders entered Round 2 of Scarborough Youth Mountain Bike series despite a Met office weather warning that morning for rain and gales.

In staging the event, Richardsons Cycle Club, setup a challenging course at Osgodby for riders from Holmfirth, Pickering, York as well as locals from Filey, Scarborough and Hunmanby.

After a quick bike check and a practice lap of the course, racing commenced at 10:15am with the under 8s leading the way with a very close race which resulted in a joint first place win for the unstoppable Francis Hirzel and Oska Stringer, with Ryan Bailey third. Reighton girl Millie Jarvis finished first on her Kona bike despite it being herr first ever event!

The under 10s were dominated by Holmfirth brothers Joe and Sam Barrens, who led and won several of their races with Edward Hopper and Fileys Megan Simpson chasing them hard for third place.

Fighting for honours in the under 12s was Caven Walker and Richardsons Club member Bailey Thornton with Callum Sutherland taking the Race 2 sprint race for the McDonalds Vouchers and Jasmine Roper top girl in the U12s.

Sam Cooper proved quickest in the under 14s followed by York’s Jasper Wood and a really determined ride by Fay Debenham. The under 16s was as competitive as ever between Scalby teenager Callum Norris and Gristhorpes Marcus Archer who won the sprint race

The next event will be on Sunday 20th May at St Augustines School, Scarborough

For anyone wanting to enter see club web site