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Friday Night Summer Series MTB Racing

Round 1 of the FNSS was hosted by Northants Outcast at Delapre Abbey in Northampton

The weather was more reminiscent of the cyclocross season with single figure temperatures causing the riders to shed their jackets and strip down to race kit at the last minute and grey skies making the largely woodland course dark. Light showers throughout the day had failed to dampen the trails but conspired to make the exposed tree roots greasy. The course was fast on the dry trails with a fair amount of singletrack making overtaking difficult.

Welland Valley riders placed as follows:

  • Vet40s : Nick Turner-Henke 29th
  • Youth:  James Vernon 5th
  • Under 23: Louis Jacobson 2nd, Fraser Ayears 4th
  • Vet50s:  Jake Jacobson 7th, Julian Bradbury 23rd, Adrian Killworth 31st
  • Ladies: Sarah Vigrow 7th

Round 2 of the FNSS was hosted by Cats MBC at Harrington Aerodrome, Draughton

The cyclocross weather continued for round 2. Heavy showers caused some late changes to the course to avoid the worst of the mud. The course was a mixture of concrete roads, a small amount of singletrack, slithery descents and sticky or slippery ascents on farm tracks. By the final lap traction and control was difficult and the bikes were starting to clag up. Many riders ran through the finish rather than attempting to remount after sliding off at the top of the final climb.

Welland Valley riders placed as follows:

  • Vet40s : James Moore 2nd, Hans Van Hierop 6th, Nik Kershaw 17th, Nick Turner-Henke 25th
  • Under 23: Louis Jacobson 3rd
  • Vet50s:  Jake Jacobson 3rd, Vic Barnett 23rd, Adrian Killworth 25th

For full results for the first two rounds see the link below:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JTmBVPqQIYIAzgYPG5EAyIYhdofOLHlO&fbclid=IwAR16xcq42YRIOwjLAXxufeDDils0mwYs8FBPkDtKS3Q9f_l8quNzG5LVJlc

Round 3 will be hosted by Rockingham Forest Wheelers at East Carlton Park next Friday.

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