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Bradbury is so close to bronze
8:00am Saturday 8th September 2012 in Sportsview
KEN Bradbury of Wyre Forest CRC just missed out on a bronze medal at the LVRC National Criterium Championship held in Birmingham at the weekend.
Covering 30 laps of a one mile street course the pace was fast from the start preventing any solo breaks staying clear resulting in the inevitable sprint finish to decide the podium positions.
Bradbury forced his way through the bunch in the last 100 metres of the E category race but failed to get the final medal position by the thickness of a tyre.
The winner was Alan Kemp of the Weaver Valley CC.
The club's Hill Climb Championship held on the 1.2 miles through Kingswood near Abberley attracted only four club members among a total of nine riders.
Fastest by a considerable margin was 17-years-old James Plant who recorded a time of five minutes and 18.61 seconds, while Emma Hornby of the local triathlon club TRiKS set a ladies record of 6-53.93.
Despite suffering a front wheel puncture halfway up the hill which slowed his pace cosiderably Andy Convery recorded the second best time of 5-40.46.
Hill Climb Championship results: James Plant 5-18.61; Andy Convery 5-40.46; Jason Lloyd 6-15.60; Andy Knight 6-51.96.
Other Times: Andy Rogers (Unattached) 6-11.76; Emma Hornby (TRiKS) 6-55.93; Phil Taylor (TRiKS) 7-23.89; Steve Moore (TRiKS) 7-33.11; Rob Reynolds (TRiKS) 8-21.09.