SLIDESHOW: ‘Tour de Tickhill’ a major success

A taste of the continent came to Tickhill on Saturday as road race cycling took over the town for a thrilling hour.

A 1.3km circuit was laid out on the streets, looping around the Buttercross monument from Sunderland Street, with racing lasting one hour.

Balby racer Andy Robinson salutes the crowd after winning the Tickhill Velo Grand Prix. Picture: Malcolm Billingham.

Balby racer Andy Robinson salutes the crowd after winning the Tickhill Velo Grand Prix. Picture: Malcolm Billingham.

Balby rider Andy Robinson of Rotherham club Out of the Saddle CC took the win, beating Denaby’s Michael Timmins in a sprint finish.

Aston youngster Joey Walker, 16, finished third and also claimed the top junior title, the Fenton’s Flying Sausage Award which earned him a tray of sausages from the Tickhill butchers.

The race was classified for third and fourth category riders and organisers Tickhill Velo hope to expand into youth and elite racing next year.