Hilly 20 race goes to form

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Bridlington Cycling Club members had another chance to race one of the longer courses of the season last Tuesday.

Starting at Grindale with favourable wind to help push the riders out to Foxholes, they would turn up the hill to Octon and then head back to the finish at Easton Road.

Stew Pickard proved himself strongest to add another victory to his tally, Martin Cockerill’s good form continued to place him second and Mel Blackford completed a familiar-looking top three.

Adam Yates is racing his best-ever season to make Division Two a one-horse race despite the continued efforts of his rivals.

Steve Waterall’s experience was enough to give him the edge in Division Three, although new member Simon Walters improvement made it a close run contest. With several new riders joining, this division is fast becoming the most difficult to predict and the most interesting to watch.

Results: 1 Stew Pickard 45:53, 2 Martin Cockerill 46:51, 3 Mel Blackford 47:19, 4 Mark Woodley 47:46, 5 Adam Yates 48:43, 6 Brian Parling 50:20, 7 Matt Pilling 50:54, 8 Seb Pickard 51:28, 9 Steve Waterall 53:06, 10 Simon Walters 53:37, 11 Neil Ridsdale 54:30, 12 Graham Lonsdale 54:43, 13 Dawn Blues 55:14, 14 Kevin Helliwell 56:24,