UK Biking-Bournemouth Cycleworks-Trek had a big turnout at Thruxton crit race and the Brighton Big Dog mountain bike event with some top placings as a result of great team work in both.
Action from Thruxton on Tuesday night
Zak Snell, Luke Monahan, Christian Knapton, Chris Wilson, Bill Hays and Malcolm Scott all raced in Thruxton last week. Zak Snell was determined to put it all on the line and got in an early break and found himself with another rider off the front when their attacks and counter attacks finally stuck. Three more eventually bridged up but they had a good gap on the main bunch at this point and it came down to a sprint finish with Zak finishing a brilliant 2nd place. All of which was helped by the rest of the team controlling the main bunch behind. Results are still to be confirmed but it looks like a 6th place for Christian and a top ten for Billy. Malcolm Scott was racing in the Cat 4 race and finished a superb second place and gets promoted to Cat 3 with the points gained as a result. Well done all, great team work!
And speaking of team work - Naomi Shinkins rode with her partner, Julian Lockwood (Primera Team Jobs), in the BDWCA 10 mile two-up tt. It was a wet and blustery afternoon and the pair clocked the second fastest time of the day on the 'rumble strip' (P311). A great result given Naomi's lack of bike training as she prepares for the swim run world championships in Sweden in early September.
Naomi and Julian in action on the 'rumble strip' at the BDWCA 10 mile two-up (photo credit - Eamonn Deane)
UK-Biking-Bournemouth Cycleworks-Trek contingent at the Brighton Big Dog
And finally our off roaders were at it again, this time a big group of them at the Brighton Big Dog. In the pairs events we had Tony Revell and Sam Humphrey, Simon Lesser and Andrew Smith, Robert Binks and Richard Lang, Ash James and Pete Staples, Barry White and Brian Stephens. Riding solo were Dani Humphrey and Ross Smith and finally Marc McHale and Shaun Amor in the pits crewing for the team. Best results of the day came from the mighty Tony and Sam, who due to a snapped chain and fall for Tony on the first lap gave the other teams a massive head start.... but boy did they fight back!!! The pair tore round each lap for the next 6 hours, crushing the other teams and pulling the leaders back to within 51 seconds when they crossed the line. A massively brave attempt by the dominating pair and a very exciting race to watch! Other results on the day were:
Dani Humphrey - 5th solo lady
Ross Smith - 7th solo male
Ash James and Pete Staples - 18th pair
Simon Lesser and Andrew Smith - 22nd pair
Barry White and Brian Stephens - 25th pair
Robert Binks and Richard Lang - 52nd pair
A massive thanks to Marc McHale from our title sponsors Bournemouth Cycleworks and Shaun Amor for all their help on the day, a team can't perform at an event like this without their crew!
Podium finish for Sam and Tony
All these great results are not possible without the fantastic support we get from our sponsors, including Ford Civil Engineering, Vitec Ceilings and Partitions Ltd, Manuel Builders, Gibbs and Dandy Bournemouth, Hill & Son Ford Service, Mark Hooper Tree Care IW Price & Partners, in8 Creative Design and E3Coaching. And of course our title sponsor Bournemouth Cycleworks, who provide many our riders top quality Trek speed machines and Bontrager equipment across all disciplines to race on.