LONGTIME Ilkley Cycling Club member Cam Blake races for the Prologue Racing Team and after many good placings in races over the last few years he has just had a week to remember with not one, but two race wins, a rare feat at all levels of bike racing.

First Blake won the support race at the Colne GP after an attacking performance for the whole race. He followed this up with a win at the Tumby’s road race at Braithwell.

Last weekend saw the National 24-hour Time Trial Championships take place on the tough roads of Shropshire close to the Welsh border.

Ilkley's long distance specialist, Doug Hart, came a magnificent eighth overall with 499.6 miles in the 24 hours, tantalisingly close to the magic 500-mile figure which has only been achieved on a handful of occasions in the history of the event.

Ilkley youths raced at Barnsley Town Centre races with Ben Houlihan taking fifth place, followed up by Seb Cliffe in 22nd.

The penultimate round of the Yorkshire Summer Cross series was held at Huddersfield on the King James School grounds, which serves up all elements that make a great cross race.

The sprint off the start line was as fast as ever with the doubtful grip on the first hairpin playing on everyone’s mind.

Through the first few corners the field was soon lined out and thereafter ensued a flowing, technical 45 minutes of racing and decision making.

Leading the way for ICC and confirming his fine vein of form this season, Arthur Wilson finished 14th, followed by Tim Bull in 27th, Jason Bishop 32nd, John McManus 46th and Liam Rees 58th.