CYCLING: First road race victory for Witham Wheeler junior Harry

Witham Wheelers junior Harry Brown recorded his first road race victory at Darley Moor on Sunday.

He came out on top in a bunch sprint finish to Matlock CC’s 37-mile event on the Darley Moor circuit.

From the field of 61 riders, Harry prevailed over second-placed veteran track specialist Adrian Adgar (Moda RT) and Paul Allen (Dinnington RC) in third.

l Peter Cocker took part in the Junior Tour of the Mendips with his Forme Bike team-mates at the weekend.

He finished in the bunch in the 65-mile first stage and did not have the legs to get into the top positions on a hilly second stage of 60-miles length, but nevertheless finished a respectable 20th out of 80 starters.

l The Wheelers’ first club time trial of the season was a two-up 10-mile event in Gorse Lane on Tuesday evening, won by youngsters Patrick Cutmore and Harry Browning from veterans Bill Harrison and John Farmer.

Results: 1 Patrick Cutmore and Harry Browning 23:18, 2 Bill Harrison and John Farmer 24:05, 3 Martin Hedley 25:10, 4 Reuben Webb and Peter Cocker 25:19, 5 John Pilgrim and Jack Wilson 25:44, 6 Mark Kokocwski and Gary Symons 25:45, 7 Mark Wilson and Steve Cropper 25:49, 8 Graham McAndrew 25:59, 9 Peter Watson and Simon Cocker 26:01, 10 Tony Hardenberg and Rick Yates 26:23, 11 Michael Smalley and Alistair Golby 26:40, 12 Will Cherry and Crispin Bridges-Webb 27:50, 13 Lara Thornhill 27:56, 14 Jennifer McAndrew 28:15, 15 Nigel and Natalie Eastaugh 29:41, 16 Louise George 30:26, 17 Victoria Valentine and Diane Parperis 30:48.