NOT many local cycling clubs that can boast a World Champion as a member, but Condor Road Club rider John Ginley achieved this feat at the UCI World Masters Cyclo-Cross Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.
Ginley won the Over 70s category from fellow Briton Mick Ives (Team Jewson), but his race was not without incident as his tubular tyre rolled off his wheel rim on the penultimate lap and he had to swap onto an unfamiliar spare bike for the last lap.
Gabriel Cullaigh won the 50 lap points race at the Premier Track League at Manchester Velodrome.
The RST Racing Team rider also finished third in the 64 lap scratch race and fourth in the Devil Race in group two.
Top Huddersfield rider Tom Murray (Sigmasport Specialized) was riding in group one and his best results were second in the 40 lap Scratch race, third in the 64 lap Scratch race and fourth in the 50 lap Points race.
Murray and Alex Dowsett (Team Sky) are one of the favourites for this Saturday’s National Madison Championships at Manchester.
Former Kirklees Cycling Academy rider Josh Cutler (RST Racing Team-Trigon) had an eventful evening track racing at Manchester in the first division.
Cutler won the 12 lap Scratch race in group three before crashing heavily in the next event, despite this he fixed his bike, got patched up by the first aiders and went on to win the 20 lap Scratch race and will be racing in group four tomorrow.
Huddersfield Star Wheelers club presentation evening will be held on Saturday, February 11th at Bradley Park Golf Club.
Tickets cost £18 and are available from Try Cycling in Kirkburton or from club president Paul Smith 07739 879221.