Gregory finishes first in penultimate round of Eastern Cyclocross League

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Harley Gregory finished 
first in the under-8 category in the penultimate round of the Eastern Cyclocross League at the weekend.

Eighteen members of West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club took part in cold but otherwise perfect weather conditions at Snetterton Equestrian Centre, which hid a slippery and testing course around the grounds, including a technical section in the indoor eventing arena.

Charlie Knowler continued his good form to finish second in the under-10 category, but strong riding from Gregory saw him finish a convincing first in his year group (under-8) and ninth overall.

Clubmate Victoria Asker will also be pleased with her 15th position overall.

Brothers Sam and Matt Asker contested the youth race, Sam finishing in 10th and Matt in 27th.

Riding for Revel Outdoors in the veterans’ race, Richard Muchmore was second with Mike Bowen the highest-placed Wheeler in sixth.

Paul Watson raced well for 14th, Adrian Grimwood impressed for 41st, followed by Simon Elsworth (48th), Ian Mortlock (53rd), Barry Denny (55th) and David Griggs (64th).

In the under-12s’ race, Thomas Macro placed 13th with Matthew Whitwell 23rd and Lianna Denny 25th.

Completing fine family performances, James Asker finished 61st in the senior race with Matt Denny 64th.

In the same race, Steve James (Revel Outdoors) 
finished well for eighth, but Richard Stiff withdrew 
with technical issues.

The final round takes place at King Edward VI School on January 18, with the club a solid ninth in the league placings.

n Revel Outdoors’ Richard Muchmore placed fourth in King’s Lynn Cycling Club’s Christmas Bash mountain bike race took place on Sunday, at Shouldham Warren, near Downham Market.

Shop staff member Dan Collins — whose dad, Steve Collins, was the race organiser — came in fifth, while shop owner Jamie Wightman hung on to seventh.