THE SOLE surviving cyclocross event of the year went ahead last weekend to the relief of Royal Leamington Spa Cycling Club’s riders.
With the four-month race series decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent restrictions preventing racing from taking place, the Heart of England Cyclocross in Meriden at least allowed Spa to flex their muscles.
Four riders from the club took part in the event hosted by local team Solihull Cycling Club, with a typically tricky terrain greeting Leamington.
Jason McNulty was a runner-up in the veteran 40’s group – trailing the eventual winner by just a matter of seconds.
Gerry Scott was involved in a first-lap crash, he performed a herculean effort to recover and finish narrowly outside of the top-ten places in 11th, with fellow Spa rider Paul Daniels following in 12th.
Also participating was Mike Snell, who performed admirably in the veteran 60’s category to claim 17th place.