|Ross at the Mark Storer Memorial|
Luke Closing on Top Spot
Ross had a trip up to Derbyshire for the Mark Storer Memorial Belper 25 on Saturday. On the A25/11 course, it's a fast event and attracted a full, fast field including current National Champ Michael Hutchinson.
"I was looking for a Personal Best," he admits. But the sudden appearance of summer proved to be a shock to his system: "I overheated about 10 miles in and grovelled back from the turn," he recalls. "I was way down on my usual rivals so a bit disappointed to be honest." With the kind of field assembled, 0:51:16 was only good enough for 14th. A tough day.
Luke Clarke continued his comeback at the Corley Cycles 10, also on Saturday. Attracting a full field with over 80 riders, there was no shortage of competition.
"But it's pretty positive to be that close."