The Grand Final was set around the Country Park of Hetton Lyons. There was two courses set out to challenge todays riders. First up as normal was the U12’s using a smaller course on the flatter land near to the wheel taking in some technical singletrack through the woods. P Errinton was away from the start to hold a gap for the full race over B Dowson. 3rd place went to S Graham after a good battle from the start. There was a great mix of ages and all had a good ride. They all got a goodie bag afterwards. On to the U16/14’s racing on the full adults course J Howard led from start to get 1st U16 & A Brown came in 1st U14. Again all riders were presented with cash & goodie bag. Onto the main race and wind was picking up & starting to cloud over but the course held up very well considering with only a couple of muddy sections over the long lap of approx 1.60miles. M Worton led from the start with C Ash struggling to catch up but the gap was getting smaller each lap. With a couple of laps to go and a few spots of rain starting to fall C Ash pulled through to take the win. A Burridge had a fantastic race and finished 2nd before going home down under. R Smith was 3rd and 1st V40, G Wells 1st V50, J Carr 1st V60. Full results are done & overall League tables will be done asap, you can find them in the Results Section. Photos of todays action are here https://picasaweb.google.com/neccl247/NECCLRD10HettonLyons . Many thanks to G Turner and all the helpers on the day. Also a thank you to Springboard / Sunderland Council for the use of the Country Park.
AGM Minutes will be published in the Meeting Section asap. There are still a few Trophies missing, can you return your Trophy back asap.