CYCLING: Grantham’s Baillie back on the boards

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Witham Wheelers junior Karl Baillie raced in the Manchester Track League on Friday night.

Arriving just minutes before the first event, Karl was pleased to finish third in the four-lap scratch race, second in the points race, first in the 20-lap scratch and first in the elimination race. He was caught out in the unknown distance race, expecting it to last longer than four laps.

Karl and clubmates Reece Egner and Jennifer McAndrew took part in the British Cycling Regional School of Racing at Manchester Velodrome the following day, when they were coached by top BC coaches.

l A record field of 125 seniors started Boston Wheelers’ round of the Lincs Cyclo-cross League last Sunday.

Sean East came in 78th, the only Wheeler to finish, with Simon Cocker and Chris Crawford both puncturing.

In the under-16s, Eleanor Crawford was 29th overall and first under-14 girl. Kerrigan Robb had to settle for second in the under-12s, and Jessica East was 27th and third girl.