Rob Rogers 2nd in the U16 s at the Great Orme Road Race

The Great Orme Road Race organised by the Rhos-on-Sea Cycling club was held on the 30th September. Three North Enders competed in the under 16s race. Rob Rogers was 2nd, Max Spedding 7th and Jack Hulme 9th. Craig Rogers also competed in the under 12s event finishing 5th.

Race report from Peter Spedding:

” 4 BNECC youth members took part in the Great Orme race in gruelling conditions yesterday, wind was gusting 35-40knots at Hilbre Island so I guess up around 50-60mph  by the Rest and Be Thankful cafe where they finished – you could barely stand up in the wind.

Craig was brought down early on in his race but dusted himself down and spent the race chasing the leaders – real good effort.

Jack, Max and Rob were in the U16’s.  Jack who was under the weather finished well (9th) having to chase for much of the race.  Max was in the leading pack until last 150 yards uphill into the wind finished about 10 secs back 7th, Rob came close to the win sprinting  head on into the wind the winner nipped past with yards to go.  I felt proud watching them. Believe it was their first taste of closed roads racing through town.

 Mark Donnelly did the main race and that looked as hard as it gets with rain and wind. Plenty of hard crashes by the looks of the tattered lycra and pink bikes.”