Last weekend saw UOC Cycling compete in the first BUCS event of the season, the hill climb. The event took place at the short and steep Pea Royd Lane climb in Stocksbridge, near Sheffield.
It was a happy hunting ground for the club’s resident mountain goat Kieran Wynne-Cattanach, who put in an impressive performance to come away with the bronze medal. His time of 2:23 was good enough for him to become the early leader of the event and meant he finished just two seconds shy of eventual winner Andy Nichols, from University of Sheffield.
Mark Allen also competed in the event, finishing in a time of 3:19. Kieran’s third place breaks new ground for UOC Cycling as it is the first time that we have come away from a BUCS event with a medal.
The next BUCS Cycling event will be the track cycling, where Gabrielle Duckworth will represent Chester in the women’s individual pursuit and points race competitions.