Cycling
Tricky Boxing Day challenge for cyclists

By Liam Moakes Wednesday 02 January 2013 Updated: 03/01 12:01

THE 59TH staging of the Kenilworth Boxing Day Cyclo-cross race attracted entrants from Redditch Road & Path Cycling Club.

In the under tens category Luke Richardson and Sulli Berry were the only riders representing Redditch among 24 racing on a relatively flat, but narrow course.

It was, however, great for spectators as it was all within easy view. Berry started off badly with a fall at the start, but Richardson started strongly, particularly as he had not been on his bike since the Solihull race back in October.

Both managed to weave their way through the slower riders and were soon near the front of the race, but Berry was knocked off his bike again and had to work hard to catch up.

He caught up to the second group and worked his way up into his best result to date of third place, but the leaders just had too much of a time advantage for him to make up following his falls.

Richardson finished in sixth place, which was a superb effort considering he had no training whatsoever.

Redditch did not have any representation in the under 12s race, which was held on a much harder course and was won by local rider Ed Woodward.

The main event consisted of the usual tricky woodland course which tested all of the riders' bike-handling skills to the maximum.

There were some sketchy moments as fast downhill sections finished in deep muddy bog holes, throwing riders here, there and everywhere.

James Strain (45th) nearly had to hug a large tree to save his new bike, whilst Terry Richardson battled a calf strain, man flu and the conditions to finish 18th veteran (32nd in the race).

John Potts was a creditable 49th as he pipped Alex Potts, who was 50th, in what was a great team effort by the guys.

Popular »

1 Life for man who murdered pregnant Kirsty Wright

2 Birmingham hospital closes doors to county patients

3 Jail for driver who ploughed car into home

4 Experience sparks warning to others

5 Redditch murder trial set for September

More sport »

Swimming: Mayor hands out the honours

REDDITCH Swimming Club were honoured on the final

Football: Alvechurch pegged back by late goals

ALVECHURCH were pegged back by two late goals

Football: Reds thwarted by late Glassboys goal

REDDITCH UNITED entertain mid-table Gosport Borough tomorrow seeking

Football: Reds set for crunch encounter

REDDITCH UNITED face a crucial match at home

Regional sport »


Bromsgrove Standard
Rouslers rock Alvis with second half comeback

BROMSGROVE Sporting continued their indifferent home form as they came ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Stratford club hails champion Kai

STRATFORD & District Boxing Academy started off their season in ...

Evesham Observer
Pershore feel 'fab' after trophy win

PERSHORE Swimming Club members were celebrating after winning the club's ...