What a craking days racing at Hetton Lyons with glorious sun shine most of the day. The day events started with the U12’s on a fantastic new course with loads of varity in terrain and a great mix of all ages. B Dowson U12 led from the start and was strong all the way through to come in first place. There was a great battle with three riders finally splitting up near the end of the race with J Wilson U12 taking 2nd & A Brown 3rd (1st U10). J Case was 1st U8 coming in 7th overall. They all went away with some goodies. Then it was onto the older kids on the main course (apart from one section) which tested their strength and riding skills. T Tanfield U14 led from the start and the gap grew bigger each time between 2nd place J Blenkinsopp U16. 3rd overall was J Watts U14. Again there was cash prizes and goodies for the rest. Main race started on the tarmac loop before turning off onto the full course. J Mann was giving D Binks a hard time until a couple of laps to go before the bell when D Binks pulled away to take the overall win (1st Sen) in 49min covering 8 laps. J Mann came in a fantastic 2nd overall in 50.19 and the probably the best rider of the day was young F Clartherty (U16) coming in 3rd overall on a mtb! 2nd Sen W Brown (4th Overall), 3rd Sen A Burridge (5th overall), 1st Jun K Watts (10th overall), 1st V40 R Honour (6th overall), 1st V50 G Turner (14th overall), 1st V60 J Carr (25th overall) and on a SS! Cash prizes were handed out at the presentation. Full results are in the Results Section. League tables are updated now. 500 Photos are here – https://picasaweb.google.com/neccl247/NECCLRD6HettonLyons Many thanks to Deryk Nolan and all the helpers on the day. Also a big thank you must go to John & and the staff from Springboard for the use of the land & facilities.