ZOE PARKER is increasingly becoming a name to look out for as she continues to impress in the under tens events for Stratford Cycling Club.
Her greatest triumph so far is winning at the Milton Keynes Bowl – a long-established purpose-built circuit where many champions have cut their teeth.
She has now followed this up with second place on the Shrewsbury circuit.
Zoe joins a group of young people who Stratford have nurtured into racing through their Monday night training sessions at the Home Guard Club.
Now, however, they are having to relocate until the training circuit has a new surface after adjacent building work is finished. The temporary new home is Long Marston Airfield.
The club’s time trialists had a great night’s racing on the popular 11.2-mile circuit at Aston Cantlow.
Mike Pearson has become the new man to beat with a time of 28mins, 26secs. He was followed home by Mick Stallard 29.04; Martin Millington 29.12; Matthew Mitchell 29.32; Nick Green 29.39; Carl Max Taylor 29.53; Peter Ward 30.01; Adrian Osborn 30.03; Charlie Edmonds 30.24; James Fidoe 30.30; Nick Lampitt 30.34; Nigel Jones 30.44; Stephen Eggleton 30.52; Paul Freeman 31.41; Alison Bagnell 31.41; John Johnson 31.42; Chris Huxley 31.56; Philip Bromwich 32.05; David Stockhill 32.05; Will Osley 32.59; Emma Bexson 33.12; Declan Logue 35.22.
Juvenile/junior results: Baden Green 31.32; Jess O’Riley 33.28 (new girls’ junior record).
Guest riders: Tony Kiss 27.42 (Absolute Black); Leon Field 27.54 (CC Giro); David Nath 29.28 (Cycle Studio); Richard Milner 30.40 (North Cotswolds CC).