Ker­shaw ex­cels on re­turn to ac­tion at Lyme climb

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS - CY­CLING DAVE HIGHAM

WILL Ker­shaw, one of the many tal­ented young rid­ers in the Wheel­ers at the mo­ment, has had some bad luck this sea­son with a nasty fall re­sult­ing in a bro­ken col­lar­bone and a lengthy pe­riod off the bike.

How­ever, Ker­shaw put all that be­hind him on Sun­day when he put in a storm­ing per­for­mance in his first com­pet­i­tive event, the Lyme RC Hill Climb on Mow Cop.

This climb is widely re­garded as one of the tough­est in the coun­try with a fin­ish­ing sec­tion of 25 per cent and the event al­ways at­tracts a top-class field. None of this held any fears for Ker­shaw (above) who was the third-placed ju­nior and 13th over­all.

Matt Law­ton, the cur­rent Wheel­ers Hill Climb cham­pion, was com­pet­ing in the lat­est round of the North West Cy­clo-Cross League, held at Landgate Quarry near Old­ham.

The course in­volved lots of climb­ing as well as a large amount of mud and Law­ton was in his el­e­ment, tak­ing fourth place in the se­nior race.

Mark Row­son, Paul Herd and Mark Bethell com­peted in the vet­er­ans’ race with Row­son be­ing the best finisher in 22nd place.

Tom Gamwell did well to fin­ish the un­der-10s race, as did Robert Row­son in the youth race.

Chris Higgs con­tin­ued her suc­cess­ful week at the World Masters Track Cham­pi­onships at the Manch­ester Velo­drome, adding bronze medals in the scratch and points races to the bronze she won in the in­di­vid­ual pur­suit.

Away from the rac­ing scene, many Wheel­ers were out and about this week­end en­joy­ing the un­sea­sonal sun­shine.

An­nick and Chris Cot­tom took part in the Chirk Audax from Stock­port which cov­ered much of the route of the Wheeler’s Chirk Ex­press last week. Both cov­ered the 200km well inside the time al­lowance.

Twenty Wheel­ers had a tough ride over to the Wood­bine Café in Hope on Satur­day and 19 – ably mar­shalled by John and Kather­ine Jack­son – had a more leisurely ride to High Legh on Sun­day for tea and cakes.

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