Cycling: Langold’s Liam sprints to Pontefract Grand Prix win

Liam Hindmarsh winning the Pontefract Grand Prix
Liam Hindmarsh winning the Pontefract Grand Prix

A local teenager defied appalling weather conditions to sprint to victory in the Pontefract Grand Prix on Sunday.

Fifteen-year-old Liam Hindmarsh, who rides for Dinnington Racing Club and has recently moved from Gainsborough to Langold, took top spot on the podium despite the horrible wet weather.

The event was held on a 1km long town centre circuit, and Hindmarsh was in action twice.

First, in the Under 16s race at 11.30am, the youngster defeated the field and crossed the line ahead of East Bradford’s Will King and Ben Turner, also of Bradford.

Not content with his experience of the Pontefract hospitality, Hindmarsh then rode again in the mens support race at 1.30pm – won by Jacob Trotter of Squadra RT.

In the senior event he finished just outside the points.

Event organiser Ashley Brown said: “It was great to bring town centre circuit Racing to Pontefract for the very first time.”

“Despite the adverse weather conditions we had over 1,000 spectators.”