In his very his very first road race, junior rider Ed Grandridge just failed to take a victory as he was beaten by Luke Frost (Leicester Forest CC) as they lunged for the line in the NCRA handicap road race from Middleton by half a wheel.
Starting in one of the early groups Ed was joined by Fraser Ayears, Adrian Reed and his good friend Elliot Steed (Megabike), they worked well with 9 other riders to keep the chasing groups at a safe distance over the 30 miles, 3 laps of the Middleton circuit.
It wasn’t until the final kilometer that the group decided to scrap their allegiances and set about racing for the victory.
Adrian finished 7th and Fraser was 13th.
Bunch sprint captured by Stuart Dyson
A muddy marvel