Eight Cycle Club Ashwell riders to race at World Amateur Road Cycling Championships

James McKenzie Cycle Club Ashwell

James McKenzie Cycle Club Ashwell - Credit: Archant

Eight Cycle Club Ashwell riders have qualified for September’s World Amateur Road Cycling Championships in Denmark after impressive performances at the inaugural Tour of Cambridgeshire.

The two-day event staged a 28km Time Trial on the Saturday and a 130km road race event on the Sunday, with both events acting as qualifiers for the World Amateur Road Cycling Championships later this year.

Mark Constable qualified for both the World Championships TT and road race, with Justin Layne, James McKenzie, Anthony Morris, Barron Mendelssohn and Jane Wilson making up six of the eight qualifiers.

From seven Ashwell riders, McKenzie rode a superb time to take second position in the 60-64 category. Layne was the fastest CCA rider, taking eighth position in age category and 18th position overall. Constable took 28th position in his age category.

The following day saw 17 Ashwell riders line up for the Gran Fondo - an event totaling almost 5,000 participants from across the country.

Mendelssohn and Morris finished just two minutes behind the winner, taking 13th and 20th in their age category respectively.

Wilson walked away with third place in the female 45-49 category.

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At the Inter-Club 15 Mile Time Trial, a strong field of 10 CCA riders lined up for the 1Y/15 course between Bedford and Shefford. Andy Whale was the fastest Ashwell rider with a time of 34 minutes 45 seconds taking second place, just ahead on Jason Stuart in third.

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