Weekend double for Wheelbase ace Jebb

AFTER a narrow win for the Cyclists last year, the Harriers secured victory in the annual Cyclists v Harriers challenge event at Wagon Lane in Bingley on Saturday.

The six-mile event pits the best Yorkshire cyclo-cross riders with the best cross-country runners, and always proves to be close as well as popular.

Each category placed five competitors in the top 10, but the harriers dominated the minor placings to run out winners by 101 points to 125.

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However, the cyclists took some comfort in the performance of Wheelbase rider Rob Jebb, who was first across the line by a big margin, setting a new event record time of 32min 19sec to push runner Tom Adams from Ilkley Harriers into second spot by around a minute and a half, while cyclist Ian Taylor (Craven Energy) took third, another 10 seconds back.

Crosstrax supplied the next three competitors with Neil Crampton, Andy Peace and Ian Holmes taking fourth, fifth and sixth respectively, while runners filled the next four places to complete a very enjoyable meet.

Meanwhile, Rob Jebb went on to win the seventh round of the Yorkshire Points Series at Myrtle Park in Bingley yesterday, crossing the line comfortably ahead of junior Paul Milnes RT rival Joe Moses, while another junior rider, Pedalsport CC's Jack Clarkson, was third.

Fastest of the Under-23 riders was Paul Milnes RT's Rob Watson, while team-mate Hannah Shenton was best of the women, holding off Nicola Butler (Pedalsport CC) to the line.

And Jon Watson (Charge Bikes) was top veteran, beating Pedalsport's Mike Young, while Fietsen Tempo rider Pete Wilkin was third.