Matlock rider Lomas closing in on series

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THE penultimate round of this years Cyclo-Cross National Trophy Series took place at the Shrewsbury Sports Village.

Many local riders took part and once again, Matlock Cycling Club had a strong showing across the age categories.

None more so than in the girls Youth Race with the hugely impressive Sarah Lomas.

Lomas has been in contention in all the races so far this year, but looked particularly strong in the opening stages.

Lomas took to the front and never looked back as she powered her way to a superb overall victory.

With just one round left in the new year, Lomas is still in with a chance of the overall series win, with current leader Abby-May Parkinson only managing to finish in third spot on the day.

Matlock Cycling Club’s Will Gascoyne was looking to defend his overall leaders jersey in the Youth Boys Under 16’s event, but had to settle for fourth place as he finished 15 seconds down on the winner Tom Franklin of Hargroves Cycles who has now leapfrogged Gascoyne as series leader.

The 11th round of this years Notts and Derby Cyclo Cross League was held at the ever-popular Sherwood Pines.

Matlock’s Ellie Smith and Tim Elsmore-Martin were in the mix for the U12s but Nottingham Clarion’s Poppy Wildman was first over the line.

Matlock’s Sam Gould wrapped up the overall league win by taking second place in the U9s event.

It was the first time this season that Gould had been beaten.

Derby Mercury’s Tom Weeds got the better of Gascoyne in the U16s.

Next up is the 12th round of the league, which is being held at Thornbridge Outdoor Centre on the 29th December, which will once again have an elite quality field as riders look to hone in their form ahead of the National Championships.