TWO BARNSLEY cyclists won races this week in the Peak District.

Damien Clayton, from Cawthorne, and Imogen Wolff from Silkstone Common won the men’s and women’s races respectively on the first day of the Peaks Two Day event on Saturday.

There were races of distances around 100km at Bole Hill and Charlecotes as well as a time-trial.

After Sunday’s races, Imogen won her general classification title while Damien finished second by less than two seconds.

Wolff, who turned 18 this week, is a highly-rated prospect in British Cycling.

She said: “I was stressed because I rode to the Sunday race which normally takes 35 minutes but because of headwinds it took about 50. But I made it on time.

“I am pleased, it’s been a good weekend. I have learned a lot and these are the best roads in the world.”

Clayton, 31, said: “I took a sabbatical last year and said I was going to retire.

“But I still enjoy it. I am just happy turning up and a win is great.

“Part of the course was like an antarctic blizzard which was unsafe to race really but another part was in bright sunshine. I tried to cover too many moves in the last race.

“I was a bit arrogant. I should have been more reactive than active. But it’s a good start to the season for me.”