A RACE in honour for a much-missed member of VC Bradford cycle club saw riders hurtling around country lanes above Bradford on Sunday morning.

The Nige Moore Memorial Race drew some 60 male competitors including senior and juniors from as far afield as Barnsley and Sheffield said one of the organisers, Sandra Corcoran of Pennine Cycles, Thornton.

“Nige was a member of VC Bradford and a great friend who was always in the shop for cycling talks over a coffee and was only 53 when he died.

“We had great sponsorship for the event, D M Keith of Canal Road, Bradford provided a Skoda car as the lead vehicle and Keelham Farm shop gave us some champagne.

“The race was over 68km and was won by Levi Moody.

Mr Moody from Halifax suffered a cardiac arrest after a race in Belgium two years ago when he was just 18.

“This is the fourth race we’ve held. The idea is to give cyclists the experience of taking part in a proper races. Today was the best weather we’ve had - a really great morning,” Mrs Corcoran said.