Smith moves up through the cycling gears

It was quite a weekend for Bognor Cycling Club's Aaron Smith, who gained enough points with a third place when racing in Portsmouth to move up to become a category-three rider.

Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 7:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:01 pm
Aaron Smith goes for broke / Picture by Mike Smith

Despite being classified as a junior and therefore required to ride on a restricted gear (the only rider in the field forced to do this), Smith still managed to break away and get a well-deserved third place.

He followed that a day later with a personal best in the local Clonmore Trophy 25-mile TT on the A27. Recording 57:10 he was frustratingly short of a 56-minute ride but still set the pace as fastest BRCC rider – 15 seconds ahead of David Patten who took the veterans’ award for fastest rider based on age standard.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking sports news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be among the first to know what’s going on.

1 Make this website your homepage

2 Like our Facebook page at

3 Follow us on Twitter @SportSussex

4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

Share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!