The Bermuda Bicycle Association’s season resumed with a Bermuda Cycling Academy Criterium in Hamilton.
Clifford Roberts rode to victory in the B Class he was able to hold off a strong challenge from Caitlin Conyers to take the checkered flag.
Friday, August 17, 2018
Regions Battle to host Birmingham 2022 Cycle Road Races
A new battle has opened in the West Midlands of England between cities wanting to be included as part of the course for the Cycling Road Race during the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The Black Country, which is made up of the three Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, and Walsall, was already angry after Birmingham 2022 resisted calls to build a velodrome in the area for the event.
They now fear they could be ignored when organizers draw up the route for one of the showpiece competitions of the Games.
Wolverhampton is being put forward to play a major role in the cycling road race because it is claimed it staged the first-ever race on public streets in Birmingham more than 75 years ago.
Percy Stallard defied the then-national body, the National Cycling Union, to hold the road race from Llangollen finishing in Wolverhampton’s West Park in June 1942.
Local cycling officials in the region are trying to persuade Birmingham 2022 to design a course including Wolverhampton City Centre, Wightwick Manor, Himley House, Dudley Castle, The Black Country Living Museum in addition to Bridgnorth and countryside of the Severn Valley.
A petition signed by more than 5,000 people failed to persuade Birmingham 2022 to change their plans and build a new velodrome in the Black Country rather than host the event 130 miles away at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Horsfield Competes in UCI Under 23 World Cup
Robin Horsfield competed in the UCI Under 23 World Cup at Mont Saint Anne, Quebec.
Horsfield took to the line with 59 competitors, including two continental champions and six national champions, Horsfield was one of only seven 18 year old athletes participating.
Fifteen nations were represented on the line with riders from all continents.
Horsfield was in 25th position after the first lap of the race before eventually falling to a 53rd place.
"Robin can take great confidence from this, his first World Cup entry," said coach Mark Brown. "He demonstrated today that he is able to mix it up with the world's best on a technical and speed level. He'll take this off season to build more strength and endurance so that he can keep that same speed for a longer race period. This was an extremely positive first step on to the world stage. There is no level of competition above this and the technical demands of this course challenged even the world champions present here today."
Horsfield currently rides for the Hardwood-Centurion Racing Team in Ontario.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships Day Two
The XL Catlin Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships came to an end in Devonshire with a Road Race that saw Bermuda Cyclist collect 5 Medals on the day.
Bermuda Cyclist once again won all three categories, Matthew Oliveira won the Junior 17/18 race, with Nicholas Narraway claiming the Juvenile 15/16 title and Allysa Rowse won the Junior Women’s race.
Ziani Burgesson as also on the podium when he finished 3rd in the Juvenile 15/16 Division, while Kaden Hopkins finished 3rd in the Junior 17/18 Division.