Well Hetton has finally softened up after a dry & dumpy Autumn Series. There was heavy rain on Saturday afternoon and a shower just before the main race which made the course very slippy in places. There was many a rider ‘over the bars’ on the off chamber corners and was great fun. There was three races on the day starting the U12’s on a shortened course with a up followed by a nice down, B Dowson (Hetton Hawks) taking the win after a good battle with J Wilson (Stockton Wheelers) and A Brown (Hetton Hawks) taking a strong third (1st U10). Next up was the U14/16’s on the full course cutting a track through for the adults with J Mann (Derwentside CC) leding from the start to take the win, J Howard (Cleveland Wheelers) 2nd and N Hamilton (Hetton Hawks) 3rd. Then the heavens opened just before the main race started but stopped dry during the main race. Full results are in the RESULTS SECTION. Pics are here – https://picasaweb.google.com/neccl247 Many thanks to Colin and all his helpers on the dya for organising the event and a thanks must also go to John from Springboard Sunderland & Sunderland Council for use of the Country Park.