Scarborough Cycling Festival takes place at Oliver's Mount

The ninth annual Scarborough Cycling Festival took place at Oliver’s Mount last weekend.

Tuesday, 9th July 2019, 12:21 pm
Juniors get ready to race. PIC: Richard Ponter
Juniors get ready to race. PIC: Richard Ponter

Riders participated in Yorkshire Cyclocross Association CX races on Saturday and closed circuit road racing on Sunday.

Cyclocross typically incorporates laps of pavement, trails, grass, hills and obstacles which require riders to quickly dismount and carry their bike in places.

Finishing a tight race. PIC: Richard Ponter

The cyclocross events, ranging from under 8’s to the veteran 60’s, were open to all providing they had a bike with brakes, off-road tyres and a helmet.

British Cycling held the UK National Youth Circuit Championship on Sunday with 400 of the best young riders in the country taking part in races around the motor racing circuit.

Boys and girls races were held in under 12, under 14 and under 16 categories as well as the National Junior Women’s Series Road Race.

Yorkshire rider Abi Smith, 16, from Oswaldkirk, riding for Sheffield-based team RDFA, won the Nation Junior Women’s event.

A junior powering along the track. PIC: Richard Ponter

Also on Sunday, organisers hosted a hill climb event, open to all, which was won by 17-year-old Angus Hawkins who completed it in a time of 2 mins 25 secs.

Racers at Oliver's Mount. PIC: Richard Ponter