The National MTB Series moved on to North Yorkshire with the riders tackling the challenging Dalby Forest course, described as a mountain bike course on steroids due to its long climbs and massive drops.  There were many top international riders competing, using the event as a practice run for next month’s UCI World Cup event at Dalby.  Paul Hopkins (Merida) put in a brilliant ride, winning his Vets race from the back of the starting grid, the starting order decided on the previous round where Paul had a non-finish.  Not only did Paul manage to catch and pass all his rivals, he caught and passed many of the earlier starting Masters riders.
Emma Bradley (riding for WXC) was really happy to have scored her frist UCI points in the Elite Female race, coming home in 15th place.  Her race was won by French Suntour rider Julie Bresset.
Kim Little was also racing at Dalby, and came home in a strong 13th place from 45 starters.
All the results can be seen here

James Gray continues to ride well in road racing, getting in the break that mattered at Bristol South CC’s event last weekend.  Held on hilly roads Bishops Sutton and Chew Magna over 52 miles, James eventually finished in 8th place.  Mike Smith came home in a later group after getting dropped earlier on in the race while Simon Rouse DNF’ed after breaking a chain.

Chris Mullett had a good weekend in time trials, recording a p.b. at Yeovil CC’s Open 10 on Saturday with a time of 24.58.  He then competed at the latest Hardrider tt on Sunday, run by Swindon RC near Devizes on a hilly 23 mile course.  Chris recorded a course best time of 66.12 for 28th, just behind Grahame Reed in 26th with 65.45.  The event was won by Bath CC’s Rob Pears in a record time of 52.43.

Round Three of the EDCA tt series saw Vince Hounsome get 10th place with a time of 40.29 and James Chant in 15th with 41.38.  This was a 27kms circuit around Bovington, Moreton and Wool, won by VC St Raphael’s Bryce Dyer.