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IIkley Town Centre Crit

Ilkley town centre crit- E12 event - Wednesday 19th June - Kieran Hotsonreporting:

starting my town centre racing campaign with a bang this year ending up starting with arguably the hardest town centre course going... Ilkley. With the 1.2km course consisting of a flat finish straight running into the foothills of the infamous cow and calf climb. Each lap doing 200m up the hill topping out at around 12% following a sharp downhill in the run in to the finish. A punchy course that blows fields up to pieces. A war of attrition that only the fittest survive. As it turned out I wasn’t the fittest at all during the race, trying my best to keep up the front out of trouble as the group got smaller, but after the halfway mark I got shelled out the back of the lead main group and had to retire. Fellow teammate David Reece however was able to survive in the 4th group on the road that was able to finish a couple of laps down.

Thank you to Kieran Metcalfe Photography for the photos!

Thanks to sponsors:


Stuart Hall Cycling.

Gett Taxi Uk.

TBW The Bike Warehouse



Le Col

Clive Emson

Lake shoes




Andrew Hillman

Wigmore Cycling Club

Earlier Event: June 18
Circuit of the Mendips
Later Event: June 22
Tour of the Reservoir.