Thirty four children aged 8-16yrs took part in the series this year tackling a variety of races in the style of cyclo-cross, track, MTB and road racing.
Each event the racing became more competitive & tactical as riders became more accustomed to putting into practice the skills they had learnt during the weekly coaching sessions. There was great rivalry too between the other local Go-Ride clubs, Fenland Clarion & Peterborough CC as each club battled for the top spot.
In the final week no shows by series leader Sam Hughes & second placed Issac Ellard left the door wide open & competition fiercer than ever. Unfortunately contender Billy Slater was unable to take advantage of this opportunity due to a broken arm.
Opening his account for the evening Thomas Spain, with bike lights blazing in the darkness, scored victory in the first scratch race with Jerry Norman hot on his wheels & youngster Harry Tilley not far behind. The same riders featured through the evening with the Brown brothers, Louis & William picking up some points too although Louis put these at risk when he received an official warning from the judge. Flyer Jack Shuttleworth seized the opportunity in the handicap race to produce his best performance yet & take the win. The overall evening results were 1st Thomas Spain, 2nd Jerry Norman, 3rd Harry Tilley.
Then it was trophy time as the final series points were allocated. Trophies were awarded to the first girl overall, Holly Farrow & top three overall, 1st Thomas Spain 34 points & 2nd Sam Hughes 26 points. There was a tie on points for third place but based on the highest scoring rider on the last night Harry Tilley 25 points was awarded third place. There were also perpetual trophies awarded for the highest placed King Cliffe Flyers boy & girl riders.
Next year we hope to open up the competition to our Fledgling Flyers (5yrs+). Watch this space.
Final Results 2012