Grantham cycling club looking for next ‘Wiggo’

Simon Cocker tackles an ascent in Witham Wheelers' cyclo-cross event. Photo: Alan East
Simon Cocker tackles an ascent in Witham Wheelers' cyclo-cross event. Photo: Alan East
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Witham Wheelers are committed to developing the future generation of cyclists and helping British Cycling find its next Bradley Wiggins or Victoria Pendleton.

The club is promoting a taster Go-Ride session, which will be delivered by British Cycling-qualified coaches, for aged seven to 16. All that is needed is a bike, a helmet and lots of energy and enthusiam.

The taster sessions is being held at Priory Ruskin Academy (Manthorpe) tomorrow (Saturday) between 10.30am and midday. The introductory session is free of charge.

For more information e-mail or visit and click on Go-Ride.

l Hill climber extraordinaire Jim Coleman was unable to challenge for the National Championships on Sunday due to an injured knee.

Although already injured, Jim managed second place in the previous weekend’s Huddersfield RC event to secure the overall Yorkshire Hill Climb Champion title.

l The Wheelers promoted their annual round of the Lincs Cyclo-Cross League at Stroxton last Sunday.

Best club performance came from Kerrigan Robb in the under-12s. Nathan Townsend finished 13th and Jessica East was first girl and 14th overall. Eleanor Crawford was third girl and 20th overall in the under-16s.

First club rider home in the senior event was Peter Cocker in 15th overall and second junior. Chris Carter was 40th, Simon Cocker 54th, Chris Crawford 61st, Sean East 66th and Richard Peberdy 67th.

l Three Wheelers rode the eighth round of the Notts and Derbys Cyclo-Cross League at Bromcote Park on Saturday.

Kerrigan Rob raced to seventh from a field 81 in the under-12s, and James Carter was 13th out of 51 in the youth race.

Chris Carter survived 50 minutes of pain to take 81st out of 151 in the senior event.