ILKLEY Cycling Club 17-year-old Barney Street competed in the National Special Olympics Cycling Competition on August 4 at the Tameside Cycling Circuit.

Street, who trains with the club, won a silver medal in the 10k circuit race and a bronze medal in the 10k time trial.

Street is now through to the next round of the qualifiers to represent Great Britain in Berlin in four years’ time.

Ilkley Cycling Club recently promoted three races on the Brownlee Circuit at Lawnswood.

The first race was the female 4th cats race and was won by Michaela Laxton of Valley Striders CC.

Three riders fought out a sprint for the minor placings with the rest of the field spread round the circuit.

Taking the sprint for second was Catherine Sweeney, Queensbury Queens of the Mountain, and third went to Sarah Markless of Hopey Bicycle Repairs. Ilkley’s Camilla Boyton narrowly missed the podium with fourth place.

The next race was for 3/4 category men and it was dominated by a powerful breakaway.

Prologue RT’s Tom Wood took the win from Australian visitor Matthew Kasher with Team PMRR’s Michan McKeown-Walker in third place.

A big bunch sprint ensued for the minor placings and it was not without incident as a number of riders clashed on the final corner, putting paid to the hopes of a few competitors.

Ilkley Cycling Club’s top performer was Neil Rollins, 55, who showed he can still mix it with the youngsters, in 14th place. Rollins was followed in by Steve Gott in 20th, Michael Strange in 22nd and Paddy Carter in 31st.

The final race was a female E/1/2/3/4 category event and again a breakaway resulted in a fine solo win, this time for Cycle Team On-Form’s Corinne Side.

Louise Scupham of Liv Awol powerfully took a clear sprint for second place from Millie Skinner from Southdown Velo.

In the scramble across the finish line, there was a crash and regular rider at Ilkley events, Rebecca Dawes, Team RFDA, looked to be badly injured.

Thankfully, after observation at hospital, she was released and was up and about the next day.

Ilkley had one rider in the Yorkshire 10m time trial Championships at Howden. Tom Asher was 19th with a 22.57 ride.