Great results for the Taylor brothers

PUBLISHED: 09:02 31 October 2018

Joe Taylor at Yorkshire.

Joe Taylor at Yorkshire.

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The Taylor brothers produced some fine results, with Joe winning in Yorkshire and Tom competing well at Derby.

With the Western cyclocross week taking a break, the Taylor brothers took their good form up north with more great results.

Joe, having returned to university in Leeds, joined a field of 113 riders in the Yorkshire Winter Series and did the Clevedon colours proud coming away with a well-deserved win.

Using his speed and bike handling skills, Joe carved through the field for an impressive victory. When he gets his pacing right, he is proving a tough man to beat and he will only get stronger in years to come.

Having dominated the local league this season, Joe’s younger brother Tom took a long trip to Derby to take part in round one of the National Trophy Series.

Racing against the countries best riders, and being gridded 39th from 80 riders, this was always going to be a tough race, but Tom got stuck in and had some great battles to come home in 24th place.

With a better grid position in future races, Tom is targeting a top 10 which would place him amongst the countries best Under-14 riders.

On local roads, torrential rain greeted the annual CDRC hill-climb meaning an open race was on the cards due to some of the top riders not starting. Mark Hazell took the win on Shipham Hill from Tom Taylor and Allan Paul.

The hill-climb is normally followed by a free-wheel competition down Mudgely Hill but with the rain not abating most riders preferred the thought of riding home to dry off.

Sensing a chance of a trophy, Martin Moore phoned to say he planned to drive to the hill and race unchallenged. To make sure fair-play ensued, the hill climbers bravely rode on to make sure an actual competition took place.

Mark Hazell took advantage of several kilos of wet clothing to take the win, beating Martin into second and taking the double on the day.

Sara James is keen to hear from ladies who would be interested in joining Sunday ladies-only rides of around 50 miles.

These will be no-drop rides at a pace of around 14-15mph run in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Contact Sara through the CDRC Facebook page or check details on the CDRC website www.cdrc.cc

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