HOLME VALLEY’S Seth Waterman was one of the top finishers when the Yorkshire Cyclo Cross Winter Series moved to Bingley’s Myrtle Park.
Waterman finished fourth in the Under 12s event which was as popular as ever with nearly 60 riders taking part, and won by Reece Wood, from Aire Valley RF.
The Under 10 race was won by Joe Pilling (Wakefield Tri), while Mason Hollyman (Sowerby Bros) & Tiras Waterman (Holme Valley Wheelers) completed the podium positions.
Jack Ford (Holme Valley Wheelers) finished in a strong seventh place and Sunnivah Waterman was 10th.
Conditions throughout the day were tough for the riders on a very technical course with some sections extremely slippery due to recent rain.
Several local riders competed in the Veterans/Womens race, won by Matt Denby (Zepnat) with Tim Beachill (Huddersfield RC) 13th, closely followed by clubmate Andy Whitworth in 14th. Star Wheelers Graham Piccavey and Giles Bailey were also riding in close formation in 29th & 30th.
Holme Valley Wheelers had a strong presence in the Youth & Under 12s races with Leon Gledhill 11th in the Youth race which was won by Jake Womersley (Sowerby Bros), Amira Mellor was first girl in 14th
place and Harmonie Waterman finished in 18th.
Local youngsters have a chance to practice their Cyclo Cross skills at the Huddersfield Star Wheelers Go Ride coaching session on Saturday at Newsome Sports College (3pm).
This will be the last Go Ride for 2009, sessions will restart in February. Ring Ivan on 01484 302846 for information.