2 weekends PACKED full of fun and good times Part 1…

The last two weekends have been JAM packed with bike riding, racing and general fun times here at Magspeed Racing! Last weekend the team raced at the NDCXL, SWCXL, National Trophy Series, Monsal Hillclimb and Trans Pyrenees race in France (report coming)!


First up, Di and Pheobe headed to Alfreton Park for the Notts and Derby League and with that a little mud… The girls smashed it and Di brought home the overall win and Phoebe just off the podium in the Senior Women’s race…brilliant stuff ladies!


Further up north at Round 2 of the National Trophy at Westmorland Showground it was time for our veteran riders to shine. Tomo in the men’s V40 race, Sally in the V60 race and Tracey in the V50-59. A new venue for the National Trophy Series, organised by Dave Haygarth and supported by the crew at Wheelbase. A cracking course with lots of elevation and some very technical sections to keep the riders on their A game! Tomo kicked things off for the team with a solid top 10 result, coming home in 7th place! The ladies were up next with hoping to keep a 100% podium run in the National Series. Both Sally and Tracey smashed it and both came home 2nd in their respective categories gaining decent points in the overall standings and once more getting some well deserved podium time!

Sunday saw Henry take to the start line in the Junior race and Sam, Scot and Scotty in the Senior Men’s race on what was now a VERY muddy Westmorland course. Henry fared better than his Round 1 outing and had a good strong race coming in with a strong mid field result after a few mid race mishaps to help make things even tougher, but his confidence is building and there is still a long way to go in the season! The senior race as per usual is the last race weekend and a mixture of the rain and the sheer amount of races previous to this one…it was a MUDDY affair! After a great round one result, Sam was hoping to build on that and he did just that! A strong start by the first year U23 saw him well inside the top 20 and there, he stayed! Using his technical skills and running legs, Smithy fought all race long to bring home 10th overall and 5th U23, an absolutely amazing result and one we are all very proud of here at Magspeed! Meanwhile, Scot had a pretty rough start to the race, hitting the deck before he’d even got to the first corner! With no option but hit the rider who had fallen within meters of the start, One T had to pick himself, dust off and get to it! A strong saw him pick off plenty of riders throughout the race and with that, a decent result. Scotty, still not on top form slipped and slid his way to 19th Elite, keeping that smile on his face throughout…

Waaaay further south Blighty hit up the SWCX race at Coxleigh Barton… This is how it went, in the words of the man himself,

After a awesome National Trophy I was buzzing for my local league race at Coxleigh Barton only 13 miles from my front door. My Daughters Elsey and Lydia had raced the U8’s at last round and were keen to go again they had a fab time and both enjoyed the muddy sections on the course, I am thinking this could get expensive!
The course was a good mix of climbs and ‘techy’ sections around the equestrian centre it was very windy and slightly cut up in places, a Grifo tread would have been ideal but I opted for my favourite Baby Limus as the legend Nick Craig puts it, “don’t sacrifice grip for speed”. Gridded on the front row I was keen to get going and wasn’t anticipating picking myself up from the dirt within the first 10 seconds, but sh*t happens! So, in 40th place I had a mountain to climb but I passed several riders on the first lap and was soon into the top 10 and by lap 3 I was comfortably in third overall and feeling strong. I was very lucky to have several friends around the course who told be I was gaining on the two up front so for laps 5, 6 and 7 I tried to put the hammer down and I caught Ollie in 2nd place with 2 to go. I nearly came unstuck losing the front and hitting the deck hard with a lap to go luckily no damage to man or machine and I rolled in 2nd place.
Well done to Aled Jones for taking the win and Ollie Allen for 3rd. I am looking forward to more rain and wet weather #crossisboss #teamorange
In Derbyshire Becky headed to her first Hillclimb and with it, one of the most popular in the UK, the Monsal Hillclimb! Cheered on by here teammates Phoebe and Di, Becky smashed it and came home 3rd, an amazing result!!
See part 2 for what went on this past weekend…




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