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Round 1 - British National Circuit Race series - Durham

A number of Towy Riders made the long journey up to Durham to race in the first

round of the British National Circuit Race series. The racing was held at the twisting

and undulating course at Hetton le Hole. The National series is contested by under

14s and under 16s for both girls and boys. The racing aws hard and fast in all

categories. Up first were the under 14 girls who set a steady pace throughout the

tough hour race. It all finally came down to a sprint finish with Emma Finucane taking

a fine 3rd place with great performances from Amy Cole, Danni Parker and Rosie

Finucane. Over 70 riders lined up for the under 14 boys with the riders setting a

frenetic pace from the start with attack and counter attack and numerous crashes.

The pack was finally whittled down to an elite group of twenty after the hour of racing

with all the Towy riders in contention. In the final gallop for the line Evan Richards

took a fine 2nd place with Guto Dafydd just missing the podium in 4th. A great ride

from Bryn Davies who just got caught out in a crash half a lap from the finish. The

Towies travel to the Isle of Man for the next round in two weeks time to contect a

three day stage race.

From left to right - Evan Richards (2nd), Bryn Davies, Guto Dafydd (4th).

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