Rugby Velo played host to this seasons first round at Wibtoft near Lutterworth.
Drawing a field of 85 riders at a brand new venue racing for eight laps around fields of bamboo (yes bamboo) with bone dry conditions it made for super fast racing. Riders had to keep their wits about them on a couple of dodgy descents; the organisers managed to include a technical spinney to negotiate.
Welland valley riders were well represented:
Under 23- James Vernon 4th
Veteran over 40- Simon Askham 3rd (riding his first mountain bike race for WVCC)
Closely followed by Hans Van Nierop 6th
Neil Doherty 8th
Austin Smith 9th (Neil and Austin finished just a few seconds apart).
Grand vets category Vic Barnett finished 25th.
The next round promoted by CATS is at Borough Hill, Daventry on July 30th
Report by Vic barnett