CYCLING: First road race victory for Witham Wheeler junior Harry

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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.