Crosstrax’s Neil Crampton took the win at Todmorden on 16 May. Crampton took the lead within the first few corners of the race, quickly reeling in a fast starting Jonny Limebear. He then extended his lead every lap to win by over two minutes.
The course caught riders out with slippy corners with a right hand bend after at quick descent from the top of the woods having many riders on the floor. Chris Taylor was on his own in second place, holding off the younger duo of Nick Barnes and Billy Harding. On the sixth lap, however, both suffered mechanicals and dropped back down the field. Andy Peace had a slow start but soon worked his way back up the field into the top ten. By lap four, he was in fifth place and with the misfortune of Barnes and Harding, Peace came through to finish in third.
Over 14 Results
1 Neil Crampton Crosstrax 47.30
2 Chris Taylor Pedalsport @2.23
3 Andy Peace Crosstrax @3.57
4 Seth Smith Paul Milnes
5 Graeme Bird UA
6 Rick Crabtree Pedalsport
7 Andy Johnson Yorkshire Velo
8 Nick Barnes Zepnat
9 Tim Kershaw Velo Cake
10 Jonny Limebear Hargreaves Cycles
1st Lady Amira Mellor Holme Valley Wheelers
In the Under 14 race, Rob Scott took the victory over Jenson Young who was unable to keep with the pace of the East Bradford rider. Behind them, Max Rushby and Cory Edmondson stayed together for the first half of the race but Rushby, who was the stronger of the two riders took third. Matt Taylor, who dropped his chain on the first lap, had to fight for the rest of the race to come back through the field to take fifth.
Under 14 Results
1 Rob Scott East Bradford
2 Jenson Young Pedalsport
3 Max Rushby Pedalsport
4 Cory Edmondson CSP
5 Matt Taylor Pedalsport
1st Girl Lucy Horrocks Team Hope