We were delighted recently to secure the riding services of Tom Ashcroft for the team and he made a very solid debut for the team in the recent Lewis Balyckyi crits:
We asked Tom for a few words:
“It was my First race with the VCUK Inspire Racing Team on Saturday 30th of May at the Lewis Balyckyi memorial race in Blackpool. The race began fast having both A and B groups starting together, I held onto the main group for 6 laps, dropping most of the B group.
The hill eventually proved too much for my legs and I slowly lost the main bunch with only a couple of B riders left in the A group. I still managed to keep digging in and over taking the B riders that was dropped from the bunch after me.
Unfortunately, one rider who dropped from the bunch was still in front, I tried as hard as I could go get across to him but the gap was too big as he held onto the A group for just a bit longer than me. I managed to finish second place on the day and I am pretty happy with that.
I really enjoyed my first race with the team and I am looking forward to the ones ahead.”