Barnoldswick race is massive success

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CYCLE Sport Pendle ran their first ever cross race at the end of October at West Craven Sports Centre Barnoldswick.

And judging by rider reaction, it will become a great fixture and venue.

Over 100 riders contested the one-hour race on a course laid out by organiser Mark Turner in the grounds of the adjacent high school.

The event was supported by local company HOPE Technology.

Local sporting hero and Tour of Britain rider Ian Wilkinson came out of his wind down period to give the race his support and finished in third place.

The promoting club’s Martin Woffindin (19) finished in fifth place.

The winner was Tom Armstrong from Preston.

At only 17, he rode a great race and was out front from start to finish.

The day started with racing for the under 12s and under 16s, and CSP had a home win when Nelson rider Nathan Hawthorne (11) led home the 40-rider field in the Under 12s race.

Colne rider Oliver Payton was a close runner up in the Under 16s race.

The local club was well represented in all the races, with 21 riders in the youth races and 10 in the main race of the day.