Another win for Woodings

BELPER BC veteran Derrick Woodings rode the third event in the Darley Moor series and finished second in the 70+ group from Mick Ives.

The day after, Derrick rode the Tour of the Wolds event in Lincolnshire; a hard 45-mile race, five laps of an 8.5-mile circuit on the side of a hill four miles up and four miles down.

Although Lincolnshire is mainly flat, the wolds are extremely hilly and therefore can be extremely demanding, as was this course.

The main attack came on lap three when local man Phil Etches went away with strong man Brian Sunter (Condor RC) followed immediately by Ken Corbett (Wakefield) and another local John Elliot (Alford).

These four gained a 200 meter gap and although Derrick organised a chase the bunch disintegrated. Only Alistair Cameron (Leeds) and Ron Bennet (Wakefield) were able to follow.

The three chased hard on the downhill section but could not make contact and so were resigned to chasing for the rest of the race.

Derrick was strongest of this trio and did the majority of the work to finish a minute down on the break, with the race being won by Phil from Ken and John.

As Derrick was the only 70+ rider left in front he easily took this section of the race.

This now gives him over ten wins this season.