This weekend, the Inspire VCUK Race Team travelled up to Hetton, in the North East, for the first race of the BC National Circuit Series.
Inspire VCUK rider Luke Cheetham provided us with this short report:
“The race was 33 laps of a long and twisty circuit consisting of a small climb and descent before an uphill sprint.
There was a field of 80 high quality riders competing in the youth A race.
The race started fast. It was a tight bunch with everybody trying to stay close to the front. Throughout the race lots of riders were getting dropped due to the high pace and longer distance.
A few attacks went off the front but all were reeled back in until with around 10 laps to go an attack went that would stick. The riders in this final attack stayed away for the remainder of the race with the bunch being too slow to react with their chasing.
Unfortunately there was a bad crash during the bunch sprint that brought down two Inspire VCUK riders. However all the riders in the crash were ok with only collateral damage enabling them to cross the line and finish the race.
Thanks to Paul Woods for the great action shots and for his help over the weekend.