Wheelers aiming to cement grip

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BOURNE Wheelers will race in the crucial third round of the Hereward League, hosted by Fenland Clarion, next week.

Having dominated the league so far and claiming the top three overall places at the halfway stage of the competition, the Bourne riders will to cement their places at the top of the table.

Series leader Keith Munton has been in great form of late, while Campbell Pollock is very well handicapped and should be in with a great chance of taking the win.

Race one winner, Sian Botteley returns after missing the second round and the Bourne riders could find themselves in an unbeatable position with one race remaining.

l THIS weekend Ali Slater will race at Curborough, Staffordshire, in the latest round of the National Road Race Series.

The Bourne rider missed the previous round last weekend but still leads the national competition. Sian Botteley will also make the trip across the Midlands to make her debut in the Youth National Series.

l TWENTY-FOUR riders attended the latest youth go-ride session.

With the first attempt by all the riders at completing the British Cycling approved skills test – a loop in a 30 metre diameter circle, where tasks include a slalom, bottle pick, dismount and remount, and a limbo in as quick a time as possible.

During the course of the year, riders will get three further attempts at the test with prizes presented at the end of year to the fastest and most improved riders.

Tim James recorded the fastest time at 41 seconds, just ahead of Ben Burton in 43 seconds.

However the outstanding performance was by new member Maddie Gammons who was one of only three riders to go clear, recording a time of 45 seconds.

The other two youths to record a clear round were Matthew Baldwin and Dan Galpin.