Race Reports

MS&G Round 3 – Henham Hall – Max Rethman

April 24th, 2017

MS&G Round 3 - Henham Hall - Max Rethman Unusually hot day at Henham Hall found us all racing in just shorts and race tops, which I prefer as you can move better. The under 12 course was not particularly technical. With no real A lines in the main course it would be hard to find a technically challenging course for the under 12’s. So the course favoured the sprinters rather than the technical rider. The start was on an uphill that led into the woods. The best part of the course was here in ...

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Travers Bikes ESES – Round 1 (Potash Night Race) – Paul Cavalla

April 21st, 2017

Travers Bikes ESES -  Round 1 (Potash Night Race) With only a day’s rest since the Potash Spring Classic, Tuesday evening saw many of the HMTBC team return to the same venue for the opening round of the Travers Bikes ESES race series. Always an eagerly contested series, the first race was the night race where the start is in the late evening and the light fades away leaving the racers to battle it out into the darkness. A stong field arrived, albeit minus a couple of key Hadleigh riders whom ar...

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Travers Bikes Potash Spring Classic – Kevin Darragh

April 18th, 2017

Travers Bikes Potash Spring Classic - Kevin Darragh HMTB Rookie squad were in their first race today organised by Travers Bikes. A rare one for me not watching from the side lines and being in the same race. My day started with coaching some of the Rookie squad and some novice riders in their first race. The coaching was just to make sure all riders could get round the course safely and with a bit of confidence. Their race was a 30 minute blast for the winner, 45 minutes for Carl "Dave" Harper a...

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National Round 1 and MS&G Round 3 – Robert Staines

April 18th, 2017

National Series Round 1 Pembrey, 2nd April and Mud Sweat & Gears Round 3 Henham Park, 9th April It was not a good start to the weekend of the first National Series race as I came down with a cold and was certainly not feeling at my best to be racing against some of the best riders in the country.  We decided that we would still make the trip to Wales hoping that I would feel better by the time the race came round on the Sunday afternoon.  We packed the car up on Saturday morning and made the...

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