Northants CRA Late Spring Handicap Series
Location: Old, Northamptonshire
Event: 7 April 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
The opening round of the Northants CRA’s Late Spring Handicap Series was a triumph for the handicapper but a nightmare for the judges, ending in a 29-up sprint which went to Northampton’s Richard Jones (Numplumz Mountain Bikers).
Second in the closing round of the first Spring Series a week earlier, Jones made no mistake this time as he came through from the scratch group to edge out 45 Road Club pair George Fox – continuing a good Easter weekend after clocking a club record 20-03 in City RC Hull’s Good Friday 10-mile time trial – and Kev Hardwick after three laps of the 10-mile Old-Lamport circuit.
1 Richard Jones (Numplumz Mountain Bikers) 1:15:38
2 George Fox (45 Road Club)
3 Kev Hardwick (45 Road Club)
4 Joe Clarke (Fenland Clarion CC)
5 Scott McCann (Arbis/Roy Pink Cycles)
6 Blair Adams (Kettering CC)
7 Nick Horder (Welland Valley CC)
8 Mark Warren (Fenland Clarion CC)
9 Richard Ellingworth (Witham Wheelers)
10 Jaap Flikweert (Fenland Clarion CC)
British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.