3 riders from the Wightlink-Wight Mountain Cycle Race Team traveled to Thruxton on Sunday (18th February) for the first race of their season in the ‘Behind the Bike Shed’ series.
Dave, James and Andy raced in a large field of around 75 riders, with the race starting off at a fast pace. The trio had to keep their wits about them with a fair few inexperienced riders in the field.
The Island riders soon all settled into the race and were placing really well in the front pack, but with a lap to go a rider forced himself between Andy, James and Dave which led to James and Dave being forced off the track and involved in a pile up just as the sprint was starting to heat up.
Unfortunately, Andy couldn’t bridge the gap that was left and finished just out of the points.
The team have expressed their thanks to Wightlink for helping them get to the event and Wight Mountain for helping to prepare the bikes.