What a night! Great weather and a great turn out for our second night race. Over 80 senior racers stormed round the haunted woods of Checkendon last night to fight out the Series positions for 2014. The 40 Under 13 racers had probably scared the ghostly nuns away in the dusk races. Gareth Jones from Sports Alive has captured some amazing images worthy of any Cateye advert.
Fastest lap was 14:13 with the median time of 17:06 some 1:28 slower than Round 3.
Simon Ernest and Phil Pearce lead the race out and despite being in separate categories battled in a sprint in the tent to entertain the crowds. Simon wrapped up the Elite Series and Phil took the Expert series with three wins.
The Vet Male Race and Series was sewn up by Jason Emery, with Roger Fowkes taking second on the night to secure third in the series. Malcolm Toop-Rose took third on the night.
Albert Baker took the Junior race and the Series title. Martin Blackman won the Youth race and Series. Ross Deal took the Juvenile Series win with second to Callum McLeod on the night.
So that's it for another year. It's been a great season this year with numbers up 30% over the four races. The new sections have kept the course fresh and median lap times have increased by 1 minute. The racing has been great to watch and the photographers have done a great job of capturing the speed of the racers. We are really pleased the night race has taken off and we think we've got it sussed now for future races. Already looking forward to next year!
PedalOn stormed through the 1000 points barrier to take the Team competition from last year's winners Banjo Cycles, mainly thanks to the Cracknell clan. WDMBC took third with strong showings in all rounds except the night race.
Full results here with Series standings here and Team standings here
Full image gallery from Sports Alive here