WINTER LEAGUE 23/24 – rOUND 1- dUROR 03/12/23

Winter League Round 1 – Results.

Duror Forest – 3rd of December 2023.

A huge thanks to Ben Miller and his family for putting on such a well organised race. It was great to back to Doror after a 10 year gap!

27 riders lined up for the opening round in -4°C and blue skies. Well done to everyone for making it round the course. A few special mentions below.

It wouldn’t be a Winter League race without A J charging round the course on his E-Bike. Today he had an impressive ride, completing the course in just over 36 minutes! Stewart and Leon were not far behind, taking 2nd and 3rd e-bikes of the day.

Matiss won the coveted price of first to the single track by holding off Gary and Liam. Matiss bowed out of the race shortly after to prevent any injury as he has just signed for a French road cycling team. Well done Matiss!

Gary and Liam showed their impressive technical skills to gap the rest of the field further, eventually Gary came out on top with a minute in the bank.

Gary’s first Winter League was in Duror so it was great to have him back after a superb decade of racing bikes since!

Consistent as ever Mike bagged a solid 3rd place and 1st in the NACC series.

Another impressive ride from Lily Cant, who took 1st female and 1st junior female rider coming home just over the hour mark.

2nd female was Katie who swapped the gondola for her hardtail, despite her dislike of climbing Katie had a great ride crossing the line less than 2 minutes behind Lily.

Isla Cant also had a great ride, taking 3rd female and 2nd junior female.

Ride of the day goes to Aaron after winning the junior male category and surprising many of the adults with his pace on the climbs at just 12 years old. One to keep an eye on for the future. Well done Aaron 👏

Alexander was 2nd junior male and wins most stylish finish with a big manual across the finish line. Great skills 👌🏽

It was great to see Jacqui racing this round as Jacqui is usually on the other side of the tapes, timing and making sure we are all having a good time.

Big thanks to Rebecca and Jeanette for time keeping and my dad Nigel for all his efforts in getting the course ready for us to race, we all appreciate your efforts.

Next race for the Wheelers is the Xmas handicap on the 17th of December.