CYCLING: Grantham’s Baillie rides strongly in Manchester track league

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Now riding for Haribo-Beacon, former Witham Wheeler Karl Baillie returned to Manchester Velodrome for the latest round of the Premier Division Track League last Tuesday.

Karl has been riding very strongly against tough opposition for the last few weeks with the likes of Olympic champion Steven Burke, Australian national champion Scott Laws and riders from British Cycling’s academy.

The best result of the evening for Karl came in the 10-mile scratch in which he finished sixth. The fast-paced race was over in just 20 minutes.

l The latest round of the Lincs Cycle-cross league took place at Winterton Showground, near Scunthorpe.

Numbers were down as fewer riders made the journey to the north of the county, but Witham Wheelers all rode well.

In the under-12s, Jessica East finished 17th and was the fourth girl to cross the line.

Robert McAndrew came sixth in the Youth section, while his father Graham took 31st place in the Veterans.

In the Senior section, Adam Jackson finished 15th and Jennifer McAndrew was 26th and fourth lady home.