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!
Entries are now open on the British Cycling website for the Eric Biddulph Memorial Road Race and the Huddersfield Star Wheelers Evening Road Race. Click the links below to enter on line now!
Please note the British Cycling website relies on Google to locate addresses and are often, as is the case of our HQ, wrong. Please use the map below to locate the race HQ by clicking on the Huddersfield Star Wheelers logo.
It’s that time of year again, New Year resolutions and the remnants of Christmas pudding still lingering somewhere between the hips and the naval mean that we try to focus on our goals for the coming year during these long, cold, dark nights of the winter. Maybe you rode a sportive or two in 2014 or was mesmerized by the Tour coming through Yorkshire and now you ‘re thinking it’s time to give it a go and step up to racing. Maybe you’re an experienced racer that’s looking to plan your race calendar or you simply fancy changing discipline and testing yourself in the race of truth? As with many cycling clubs, the Huddersfield Star Wheelers support many forms of cycling racing and 2015 is no different. Hosting two road race events and a time trial event in the summer now is the time to start your preparation both physically and mentally.
As in 2014 the Huddersfield Star Wheelers road races will both take place on the upper Birdsedge circuit. For those that are familiar with this neck of the woods you’ll acknowledge the beauty of the vista and the rolling terrain that provide a great arena for a road race. The circuit is approximately 8km in length, and though the roads are not closed, the light traffic, excellent marshals and left turns means the racing is definitely fast and definitely furious. Entry for both road race events is for category 3 and 4 racers, so it is a great circuit to either cut your teeth in cycle racing or hone skills to progress onto the next level. The first of the two races in on Sunday 14th June (75km) and the second is in the evening of Wednesday the 17th June (50km) , both events are available online for entry at the British Cycling website.
More details will follow, so keep an eye on the news page.
Matt Bourne – Road Race, Track and Time Trial secretary, Huddersfield Star Wheelers