THERE were some impressive rides from local racers at the Scarborough Festival of Cycling on the Motor Racing circuit on Oliver’s Mount.

Stephen Robinson (3RT) was sixth place and the best local finisher in the third and fourth category event over 15 laps – including two laps of the full circuit featuring an extremely steep climb.

Teammate Dave Micklethwaite was 17th, Josh Cutler (RST Racing Team) was 15th and Ivan Boyes (Huddersfield Star Wheelers) 16th.

Former Holme Valley Wheeler Jacob Scott (Planet X) attacked from the gun in the Elite, first and second category race, which used the full circuit for all of the race distance.

Scott was reeled in after three laps and finished in eighth place, while Jake Womersley (Sportscover Altura RT) had a great race and made it into the lead group of four riders which included Elite rider James Cullen (Metaltek Scott).

In the sprint it was Ben Ives (Welovemountains RT) who came out on top with Karl Denton ( in second with Womersley in third and Cullen fourth.

In the National Youth Series the Under 16 Girls race was won by National Champion Melissa Lowther (Aire Valley RT) with Abby Mae Parkinson (RST Racing Team), from Liversedge, in second place.

Kirklees Cycling Academy had a strong showing with the Fortune brothers Adam and Nathan fourth and second in the Under 10 and Under 8 races, while the Hollyman siblings Mason and Henry were 10fth and seventh in the Under 12 and Under 10 races and Harry Hardcastle made it into the top 20 with a brave ride in the Under 14 section.

Richard Binks (Clay Cross RT ) and Dominic Turner (VS Cycles) were ninth and tenth respectively in the Wakefield evening road race for second, third and fourth category riders at Sharlston, where Graeme Rose (Dirtwheels Cycles) was first over the line.