This Sunday saw the third annual Nige Moore Memorial Road Race which is supported by us and our cycling club V.C.Bradford. You can see a video from the day here.
Like previous years we received great feedback on the event and a huge thanks to all the cyclists who competed and all our helpers on the day.
Unfortunately like previous years, despite organising the race in June it was freezing cold (or at least it was for those watching). It was windy and we imagine this made it harder for the riders. The course is a circuit from the Rock and Heifer pub in Thornton. We’d like to thank the Rock and Heifer for allowing us to use the pub as our headquarters.
Our race is held in the memory of our club member and friend Nigel Moore who sadly passed away a couple of years ago. We are sure he would proud of this.
During the race we had 4 prime laps, a huge thanks to everyone who donated prizes. For Lap 4 the prize was a £50 voucher to spend at our shop, this was donated by Nigel’s partner Angela and was won by Gregory Saunderson of Petuairi RT. For Lap 8 the prize was a nutrition set donated by Voltage Sport and won by James Ward from Knottingley Velo. Laps 12 and 16 were both won by Marc Colclough of NFTO Racing, he won a Sportful jacket and Salice sunglasses!
Marc was also our overall winner staying away, at one time by over a minute on the next rider. It was a strong ride from him and he thoroughly deserved the win!
Second placed was Fergus Robinson of Allen Valley Velo, he was also the first junior so he also received a £20 Pennine Cycles voucher donated by Nigel’s mum. Fergus also did a fantastic ride staying ahead of the chasing pack for a number of laps, in this photo you can see him making his move. This year we had 6 junior riders enter, it’s great to see so many younger riders taking part – We will be looking out for them in the future!
Despite a few attacks the rest of the field came in close together with third place going to Edward Evans of Jackpot Racing.
Our own V.C.Bradford member Steve Ayres made a valiant attack to try to finish in the top 3, riding off the front for a number of laps but despite a great effort it wasn’t to be! Steve does retain the Nige Moore Memorial trophy and received a £20 Pennine Cycles voucher donated by Angela’s sister Janet Dale.
Overall we felt it was another great race and we are looking forward to next year already. A huge congratulations to all the winners!
A massive thank you to all the businesses who sponsored the race too.
There were lots of fantastic photos taken on the day so we have uploaded all the ones we have to our Facebook page!