Report: Round 4 Scarborough Youth Mountain Bike Series


Yorkshire bike club Richardsons held the 4th Round of the Scarborough Youth Mountain Bike Series at Olivers Mount on the first weekend of July.

With the morning looking good with sunshine and a warm breeze, 24 riders ranging from U8s to U16s turned up for the British Cycling registered Go Ride Racing event. The course was full of twists, turns and hairpin bends, as well as a flat out sprint track.

As a warm up, cycle coaches Mark Grange and Toby Boyes split the group and ran sessions on cornering and gears to enable the youngsters to get the most out of their bikes.

The Races
Under 8s

Race 1
York rider Oscar Taylor took first place from Francis Hirzel who was pedalling like crazy to take second from Hunmanby’s Oska Stringer. Reighton rider Millie Jarvis (aged 6) on her second only event was first girl

Race 2
McDonalds Sprint Race
Francis Hirzel took the start line training to heart and was first all the way to the line on the sprint race with Oska Stringer close behind and Oscar Taylor in third

Race 3
The final Race for British Cycling medals was once again taken by Hirzel with Oscar Taylor in second and Stringer in third.

Under 10s
The under 10s were dominated by Holmfirth brothers Joe and Sam Barrans who made the long trip over worthwhile with three wins and three seconds. Kirkbymoorsider Aiden Simpson took third on the Race 1 and Sprint with Filey girl Megan Simpson getting third on the final Medal Race

Under 12s
Fileys Caven Walker took first on all three races with Richardsons CC member Baily Thornton taking three hard fought second places and Brids Reuben Allanson (RCC) taking a clutch of third places

Under 14s
Thornton Dale Rider Sam Cooper took Race 1 and Race 2 from Yorks Jasper Wood but Wood had his revenge on Race 3 to win the British Cycling Gold Medal from second Place and Silver to Cooper.

Under 16s
Race 1 was led all the way by Matthew Harrison from Irton with Scalby rider Callum Norris second and Gristhorpe Boy Marcus Archer taking third and Andrew Hume getting fourth

This was repeated in Race 2 and Harrison managed to maintain first from the off for the final with Norris (RCC) taking second on his cyclo-cross bike.

The next event, which will have races and coaching for beginners, is a Go Ride Games event taking place on 19th August at McCains Sports Ground, Osgodby Lane, Cayton (1pm) with our final Round 5 to be held at Dalby on 30th September

See or contact event organiser Bryden Simpson on 01723 513773 for more info.