It was 3 podium finishes and 3 series podiums for team members at the Gorrick Brass Monkeys mountain bike race series, while Tony Revell put in a strong performance at the Lanzarote 4 stage mountain bike race.
Julia Hamlyn, Roland Tilley, Stuart King and Ross Smith raced the 3rd and final race of the Gorrick Brass Monkeys mountain bike series. Riders faced cold and windy conditions with a wet and slippy course to contend with this time making it harder to get more laps completed in the allocated time. Julia pushed hard in her last lap but was just 1 minute off the cut off time allowed. Despite this it was a clean sweep for Julia with 3 of 3 wins giving her the top step on the series podium. Roland also had a great race with 2nd in his category and Stuart was 4th. Ross Smith finished 6th in his category. Full results were:
Julia Hamlyn - 2 hour vets 1st in race, 1st in series
Roland Tilley - 2hour vets 2nd in race, 2nd in series
Staurt King - 4 hour vets 4th in race, 3rd in series
Stuart King on the course at Minley Manor
While the others were slogging it out on in cold, Tony Revell was enjoying better weather on the off road tracks of Lanzarote in the 4 stage mountain bike race. Starting with a 42km race on day 1 made for a punchy pace with Tony gridded in 74th in the elite category he finished the day as 37th elite. Day 2 was a 60km race and starting in better position saw Tony with the front pack for the first part of the race and finishing further up the rankings as 33rd elite, finishing strong with the chase pack. Day 3 was the hill climb and despite carrying a bit more timber (his words, not ours!) than his fellow competitors Tony finished the 21km climb in 57.59 and 36th elite. Last and final day was a gruelling 82km race and despite some crashes in the final 15km, Tony still brought it home strong as 36th elite, giving him 33rd elite in the GC rankings. Great work Tony, we hope you are taking some time to enjoy some recovery in the sunshine!!
Tony on stage 3 - 21km hill climb
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, IW Price & Partners and in8 Creative Design. 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.