STAR WHEELER Andy Pearson carried the Huddersfield cycling flag in two tough hill climbs on the same day to achieve commendable results.

He conquered Holme Moss in the Holme Valley Wheelers’ promotion to finish seventh, clocking 8min 21.4sec and be just a second behind the leading local, Richard Anderson of VS Cycles.

Then, in the afternoon event promoted by his own club to Tinkers Monument from Jackson Bridge, Pearson repeated his seventh place to be the leading local and also scraped under the five-minute barrier by 0.2sec.

On both occasions, despite conditions being far from ideal, former National Champion Matt Clinton (Mike Vaughan Cycles) was the stand-out performer.

He posted a spectacular time of 6min 46sec up the 1.3m climb of Holme Moss, the next best being Dan Evans (Rhos-on-Sea CC) in 7-11.8. Lee Baldwin (Buxton CC) was third in 7-20.1.

Clinton dominated the other 37 riders on the climb to Tinkers Monument, winning in 4-17.2 – almost 20 seconds faster than Evans, who was once again second in 4-35.7.

Junior Joshua Ferguson ( produced a great ride for third in 4-49.3.

Lewis Hirst (Kirklees Cycling Academy) was second in the British Schools event in 7-22.9, behind David Pullan (East Bradford CC) in 6-17.7.

There were some great results for the Huddersfield youth riders in the 81st Monsal Head Hill Climb.

Former Holme Valley riders Jacob Scott (Planet X) and Gabriel Cullaigh (RST RT-Trigon) were both second in their respective age categories.

Scott’s time of 1-37.7 was good enough for 10th place overall, the winning time being 1-26.00 from Cullaigh’s teammate and Swedish International mountain biker Gunnar Gronlund.

Holme Valley Wheeler Lee Brown was an impressive 15th with 1-41.6.

There was another victory for RST RT-Trigon in the Norton Wheelers Cyclo Cross event at Graves Park, Sheffield. Gareth Hewitt won the Senior/Women/Junior/Veterans race from Tom Randall (Wakefield Tri) and Robin Bradbury (Aire Valley RT).

Huddersfield Road Club’s David Beachill was 10th and Graham Piccavey (Huddersfield Star Wheelers) 15th.

In the Under 12s event, James Ince (Kirklees Cycling Academy) was second behind Oliver Snodden, while Star Wheelers Ruby and Dylan Boyes were 10th and 12th.

Top riders from across the country will be taking part in the Rapha Super Cross Series event taking place at New College on Sunday.

The usual cross races will be taking place from 10.30am with the new series – it’s the second of three events – getting under way at 3pm.

The sponsors are providing a beer tent, live music and catering and the race itself will feature national champion Paul Oldham and Three Peaks winner Nick Craig.

In the fourth round of the Yorkshire Points Winter Cyclo Cross series at Temple Newsam, Amira Mellor (Holme Valley Wheelers) was first girl across the line in the Youth race won by Billy Harding (Paul Milnes RT).

Huddersfield Star Wheelers’ Luca Longo was second in the Under 8 race. Kirklees Cycling Academy riders Henry Hollyman and Adam Fortune were second and third in the Under 10s. Mason Hollyman matched his younger brother’s result in the Under 12s, just losing out to Jenson Young (Pedalsport CC).

A total of 105 riders were in Veterans race and once again Chris Young (Wheelbase) dominated with Richard Binks (Holme Valley Wheelers) an impressive fifth. Graham Piccavey (Huddersfield Star Wheelers) was 28th and clubmate Giles Bailey 54th. Huddersfield Road Club’s Tim Beachill was 44th.

Jack Clarkson (Pedalsport CC) won the Seniors race just two seconds ahead of Tom Last (Sigma Sport Specialized). David Beachill (Huddersfield RC) was 34th and Ivan Boyes (Huddersfield Star Wheelers) 43rd.

Star Wheeler Andy Pearson was sixth overall in the Otley CC 2-stage hill climb with an overall time of 10-06.1.

Clubmate Paul Smith was 15th overall in 10-39.5 and Paul Brierley (Huddersfield RC) 23rd in 11-48.9.

Local youth riders were in action once again in the National Youth Madison Championships at Manchester Velodrome.

The pairing of Chris Lawless (Maxgear RT) and Jacob Ragan (Team Wallis CHH RT) won the 60-lap race, an event where riders relay each other into the race while contesting sprints for points every 20 laps to decide the winner.

Mirfield’s Jake Womersley (Aire Valley RT) was second alongside Oliver Wood, while former Holme Valley Wheeler Jacob Scott (Planet X) was third with his partner, Jake Kelly (Tm Royal London 360 IoM).

Tom Broadbent finished his time trial season off in style with second in the Seamons CC 25-mile event. The Huddersfield Star Wheelers’ fast man clocked an impressive 55min 27sec. Broadbent’s clubmate Jason Fossey clocked 1hr 1min 31sec.