CYCLISTS from across the UK saddled up to compete in a road race in memory of a Bradford rider.

The Nigel Moore Memorial Road Race attracted 54 cyclists from the Bradford district, Liverpool and Carlisle who completed 20 laps of a course which started outside the Rock and Heifer Inn in Thornton.

The 68 kilometre race, held on Sunday, June 25, in cold and wet conditions, is organised by VC Bradford/Pennine Cycles and held annually in honour of VC Bradford member Nigel Moore, who died of a heart attack aged 54 in May 2013.

Mr Moore's family donated a trophy to be given to the first VC Bradford member to finish, which this year was Andrew Head.

The overall winner was Billy Harding, of PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield ERT, of Otley.

Second place went to Daniel McDermott, of FTR Milltag, based in Leeds.

Jimmy Parvin, of Prologue RT, based in Harrogate.

The event is open to any rider who is looking to move into competitive cycling and gives them a taste for this style of racing.

Caroline Towers, race organiser, said: "It was a good run.

"We had different people attacking throughout the race.

"Considering the conditions we had quite a lot of people who came and watched the race. There was quite a few at the finishing line.

"It was well supported once again."