CYCLING: Rob Dacey crowned a remarkable comeback by winning the ACT Track League at Manchester Velodrome this week.
It was 2½ years ago that Dacey fractured his skull on a training week in Majorca and spent three weeks in intensive care on the island before recuperating over many months and then taking up his high-risk sport again.
The Weaver Valley rider's decision was largely vindicated by his performance on the Manchester track.
Meanwhile, Giles Betts has returned to the club after the collapse of the Usave professional team.
Betts made an immediate impact by winning the Leisure Lakes Race, Preston. The course is flat but strewn with obstacles. Betts had built-up a lead of two minutes by the finish - his best win of the year.
Nick Butterworth was third and Graham Gregory fifth in the veteran's category.