Huddersfield Star Wheelers hosted the 2015 Eric Biddulph Memorial Road Race today in some not so Summer weather. The rain, cold and low cloud couldn’t stop an almost full field of riders racing hard over the 80km course near Birdsedge in Kirklees.
An early breakaway of three riders, Oliver Bridgewood of Bespoke Cycling, David Beachill of Geared Up Cycles and Joshua Ruddiman of HD Revolutions managed to stay away once they broke loose of the main group. With two laps to go the main peleton upped the pace but the damage was already done. A lone rider tried to bridge the gap but the the breakaway was too strong.
Congratulations go to Oliver who eventually took the win by around three seconds from David, with Josh making it third. The first Junior, Max McMurdo of Team Vertex followed shortly behind in the main group. a big well done to all the riders competing in not the best of conditions on an already tough Yorkshire course.
Huddersfield Star Wheelers would like to thank all of the competitors, marshals, drivers and everyone who came along in what were quite dismal conditions to make this another great event.
See you all again on Wednesday night!