Last weekend saw two of our riders head to Round 3 of the National MTB series at Cannock Chase. Di Lee took to the start line for the first time in the colours of Team Orange in the Expert Womens race. Later in the day Sam raced in the Junior Men’s race hoping to improve on his result last time out at Hadleigh Park.
Di started off her Magspeed career with a bang and was in the mix at the front of the field from the start and used her knowledge of what is one of her more local National Series events and put in a strong performance all race long and came back with 2nd position, Magspeed’s first ever National MTB Series podium, such an amazing result for the team!
Last race of the day and it was Sam’s time to shine against the top Juniors in the country! After his strong performance in the last round, our man hit the start line with some confidence that he could mix it nearer the front of the field. A decent start and a strong opening to the race for the Cheltenham rider. All was going so well until a mechanical leading to the need for a rear wheel change. Sam made his way back to the pits, to his dad, where they changed the wheel and Sam got on his way! Sam got his head down and managed to battle his way back to 11th! What another great result for Smithy…amazing stuff!
Looks like summer is here to stay…plenty of racing for the team coming up and the addition of some new riders too, exciting times.