A day of predominantly bunch finishes in very strong winds were the order of the day at Shrewsbury Sports Village as Mid Shropshire Wheelers hosted Event 1 of their 2017 Sunday and Thursday night circuit races at this very popular venue. The event was also round 2 of the British Cycling West Midland Youth Series and this no doubt was a large factor in a massive turnout of 335 riders.
Big winners of the day were local girl Ellie Russell a member of the GB Academy and ex pro Jack Sadler both showing clear distance between themselves and the chasing packs.
Of special mention was the large turnout of females across the categories and it certainly showed that the Sports Village message of this girl can is being taken up by local riders and the Women’s only race is appreciated.
Next event at Shrewsbury Sports Village is April 3rd and online entries are available through the British Cycling Website or Enter on the Day.
Pictured is Mid Shropshire Wheelers, Matty Redworth who was the top Shropshire senior rider in 10th, club mate Alfie Mortimer in 11th with Rhino Velos Matt Davies following closely behind in 12th. Picture courtesy of Richard Dawson Photography.