NECCL Rd 8 Sun 6th Jan 2013 Thorney Ford Farm, Kirkley, Ponteland
This is a new venue to CX racing in NE this season and has proved to be very popular with a fantastic mix of all types of terrain. The course was set out on the most solid under tyre terrian that was aviable on the day which inc some steep climbs, plenty off chamber corners and switchbacks etc. The U12’s did a shortened course on the flatter lower field. Again B Dowson led from the start and covered 4 laps in 10.50mins. D Holmes came in 2nd (1st U10). There was a battle for 3rd and 4th place between A Brown who held 3rd place until the last lap where S Graham pulled through to get 3rd overall. A Brown was 4th (2nd U10). All the kids got some goodies in the barn presentation. Onto the U16/14/Novice Lady race, this was based on the full course. J Mann led from the start and had a clear win covering 4 laps 10.26min. There was a battle for 2nd & 3rd place with N Hamilton pulling through half way through to get 2nd overall (1st U14) from H Turnball 3rd overall (2d U14) and 1st Novice lady went to T Tucker. Cash prizes and Sponsred prizes were presented at the end inc some goodles as well. Then it was the big boys, the sun came out and was shinning off the hillside course and the riders were eager to get going from the start line. The course became more and more technical as ever lap passed and was probably the best event so far for spectators! C Ash was flying and led from the start to take 1st Sen covering 8 laps in 50.58min, A Nixon held onto 2nd place with a puncture and bike swap 1/2 way through the race and I Gibson 3rd Sen. J Anderson 1st V40 after his crank arm dropped off and swapping wheels, K Dowson 1st V50 after a few tumbles, 1st V60 J Carr on his SS with 1st Jun K Watts. Following the race the bbq was going strong not to mention the bike wash went down well. Many thanks to the sponsors of the event www.racewinningdesigns.co.uk www.kirkleycycles.com http://www.netruckspares.com/
Full Results are in the Results Section to your right, league tables will be updated asap. 540 FREE Photos of todays action are here – https://picasaweb.google.com/neccl247/NECCLRD8Ponteland Many thanks to Mark Reed and all the helpers from Tyneside Vagabonds. Tim for the use of the land and facilities at the farm inc BBQ, pop up cafe and bike wash.