Ludlow Road Race Report

Worcester St Johns riders Phil Whiteley and Adrian Bird took part in the inaugural Ludlow Brewing Company and Pearce Cycles road race at Aston on Clun in Shropshire on Sunday.

The race was held in heavy rain over 70 gruelling hilly miles (8 laps of an 8.7-mile course) which a little over half the field completed, including Bird. In a well-judged two-man break Whiteley took the prime (sprint) lap half way through the race, holding off the rest of the bunch as they surged up the hill to the finish line.

The overall race winner was Stuart Glover of Shropshire team Rhino Velo, from a three-man break that stayed away from lap 5.