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26 August 2014
The NFTO Junior Tour of Wales was held on bank holiday weekend
and lived up to its reputation as being a very tough competition
for the UK's top 100 riders but Halesowen A&CC's team of Charles
Walker, Sam Dighton, Elliott Reynolds and Patrick Fotheringham
acquitted themselves extremely well.
finished fine 34th o/a, followed by Dighton, 48th, Elliott, 69th
and Fotheringham 72nd.
22 teams started the race which included five stages over a total
distance of 269km and the Hales team finished in 13th position,
followed by the local club of Wolverhampton Wheelers 14th position.
final stage which finished at the top of the famous Tumble climb,
and is due to be used by the Tour of Britain this September, was
held in torrential rain and seven of the teams were unable to
finish the race with complete teams; Walker finished the stage
in a superb 25th position followed by Dighton, 32nd, Reynolds,
67th. Some ten riders failed to finish the stage but Fotheringham,
who is more at home on a flatter circuit, showed true grit and
refused to climb off his bike, finishing 72nd, many minutes down.
Manager Dave Viner said, "We are very proud of the fact our
team, together with Wolverhampton Wheelers, were the only two
teams from traditional cycling clubs with 'home grown riders'
rather than the twenty other teams of sponsored squads. We concentrate
on developing local riders and are very proud of Charles, Sam,
Elliott and Patrick who rode really well and, apart from Elliott
who will be a senior rider next year, the boys are determined
to return next year to make a real impact. Having the use of a
team car provided by Trust
UK was a great help, it was superb to have support from a
for more photos and detail. And Junior
Tour of Wales website.
Anyone with trophies awarded last year, please return them to
me ASAP, contact me at email@example.com
to arrange. Thanks.
Cyclo cross training starts Wed 13th August at the club 18:30-20:00
bikes & MTBs welcome.
Open to U12s upwards or on ability after discussion with coach
(John Crumpton), be prepared to work hard as this will not be
an easy session, skills will be catered for.
All registration for West Midlands cyclo cross league closes 31/08/2014,
if you are not already registered please do so every point counts
for the club.
New club Leisure wear: Hoodies (stock available), Tee Shirt (to
order), Vest Top (to order), Club socks £9.50 (stock available)
Hoodies and stocks available now to purchase (will bring to FNTL),
Tee Shirt and Vest to order.
Complete your order form and send to Mario Divito or Jo Phillips.
for Kit and order forms through the Club Information tab above.
On the 29th November 2014 the World Cup Cyclo Cross arrives in
Britain for the first time in its history. I am planning on taking
a coach down to the event so that we can all experience the magnificent
spectacle that is a World Cross event. If you are interested in
going, please click here