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A WVCC Double Bill

Championship Round 8 and Evening Time Trial Series Round 14

   (10 Mile TT)

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Whizz Kids 1 Mile and 5 Mile Time Trials Round 1

Tuesday 22nd July at 18:45

  (to be run at 30 second intervals)

  Rockingham International Speedway, Corby

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Whizz Kids / Alden Electrical Racing League

(Round 4 rescheduled from 14 June)

"The Devillish Downhill"

 

Saturday 26th July   

 

Brabazon Farm, Mowsley

 

Start 2:00pm

 

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Duncan Murray Wines Road Race

9.30am 3/4 Race

Womens Elite Team Series - E1/2/3/4

Mens Race 1pm start

E/1/2/3

 

Assistance to run the event is required for the day, please contact Ray Taylor if you are able to offer any help during the day -

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Provisional 1 Mile TT and 5 Mile TT results from Rockingham Speedway 22/7

Provisional 1 Mile TT and 5 Mile TT results from Rockingham Speedway tonight.  Well done Whizz Kids, and hard luck George for puncturing twice!

Barnett secures Bronze

 

Vic Barnett returned from the British Mountain Bike Cross-country Championship title race on Sunday at Hopton Woods, Shorpshire.

In the 60 yrs plus category Vic Barnett, a previous World and National Champion, faced a titanic battle to secure a place on the podium as he was one of the oldest competitors in the championship.

Barnett, a renowned battler, set off up the starting hill at a furious pace as he fought to stay at the head of the pack.

The challenging course was treacherous in the woodland sections following torrential race the day before.

Exposed tree roots caught the best riders out forcing them to dab a foot down or crash. In his haste to stay at the front Vic was one victim of the roots as his front wheel slipped and Vic went tumbling to the deck.

Vic was soon back up and chasing as a couple of his fellow competitors also crashed.

Vic seized his opportunity to dig deep and force an opening. Going into the last lap of four Vic was lying in third place with a strong number of riders charging behind. With Gold and Silver in the distance Barnett worked double hard on the ascents and concentrated on the descents to maintain his positioned.

The Welland Valley CC rider entered the finishing area he started to relax and enjoy adding another medal to his vast collection. Roy Hunt made a spectacular debut in the category, winning by almost seven minutes from Ian Petherbridge, with Vic Barnett third, just 90 seconds further back.

 

Image by Andy Whitehouse https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishcyclingphotos/14688301356/in/set-72157645387738119#

 

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