CYCLING: Bayes and Walker secure Yorkshire success

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Hannah Bayes (Paragon) and Cavan Walker (Acre RT) claimed glory at the Yorkshire GHS School Age Time-trial Championships.

The event was hosted by Bridlington CC on the V415 Burton Fleming course.

Bayes rode the 10 miles in 28:29 to take the Female Trophy, knocking over 90 seconds off her course best.

Walker finished in a time of 23:12, only a second outside the junior course record to take the Male Trophy.

Harry Butterworth (Paragon) finished second in the 13-year-old category with a great time of 29:06.

All three riders qualify for the national championships in September.

The fourth round of the White Rose Youth League was held at York Sport, the series comprising of short races for ages under-eights through to under-16s.

Erin Griffiths (Richardsons CC) rode in the 15-minute long under-eight race, racing six laps of the 1K circuit, and took her third straight series win.

First-time racer Niamh Rae (Richardsons CC) entered the Youth D under-10s race, which was a mixed age group with the under-12s.

Rae raced 12 laps of the circuit, coming home in second place.

Walker was dominant in the under-16s event, a 50-minute race, and kicked hard in the sprint to take his second win of the series.

As part of the Elite National Road Cycling Championships in Stockton-on-Tees, British Cycling held Youth Support races on a closed town centre circuit.

Walker won the Youth A under-16 race, in a bunch sprint.

YHT Scarborough Road Club had a strong team of four riders out for round five of the North Yorkshire Road Race League in Selby.

Peter Roebuck and Steve Norris did the early work for the team ensuring Dave Leaming and Gary Whitton were well placed for the bunch sprint, the latter duo finishing in the top 10, taking YHT into second in the Yorkshire club rankings.

YHT star Bob Hewitt took third in the 35-mile Peak RC Road Race near Sheffield.

He attacked early and held off the charging pack to ride three laps solo at the front,but was caught in the closing stages, before recovering to take third in the bunch sprint. Hewitt moves up to fourth in the regional rankings.