Seconds count as Cook scrapes win

Eastern Cyclo-Cross LeagueIN a hotly contested youth race, Matthew Cook (Mildenhall CC) beat Luke Newby (Diss CC) - who has already won the league youth title - by one second, with Dominic Schils (Interbike RT) third.

Eastern Cyclo-Cross League

IN a hotly contested youth race, Matthew Cook (Mildenhall CC) beat Luke Newby (Diss CC) - who has already won the league youth title - by one second, with Dominic Schils (Interbike RT) third.

The three riders had a cat and mouse race, with Tom Castle (Ipswich BC) closing rapidly but unable to get into the top group.

Mildenhall CC also had success in the Under-14 category, with William Adams taking the points.


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Luke Newby eased off at Redgrave to save his efforts for Sunday's third round of the National Cyclo-Cross Trophy series, held at Mallory Park, Leicestershire.

As is usual at Redgrave, villagers as well as Diss CC members played a major part in running the event.

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“A great tribute to village spirit,” said Bob Hayward, whose expertise in staging a Belgian-style cross came from his years living there.

Last Sunday's round nine event, due to have been held at Simon Balle School, Mangrove Road, Hertford, and staged by Welwyn Wheelers, has been cancelled as the school course is heavily waterlogged. The next league event will not be until December 17, when VC Baracchi will stage the Broome Heath Scramble.

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