Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Alex Peters takes 2nd National Mountain Bike Victory
Alex rounded off his season with a win in the final round of the National Mountain Bike XC Series at Plymouth on Saturday. This was his second National win of the year, a stunning result considering this was only the second year owning a mountain bike and the first season of racing, Alex only went along to the first National series race because he was staying nearby and it seemed like fun.
Despite missing the 4th round to ride for Hackney in the London Youth Games Alex still finished 2nd in the series of 5 races. He also won the last 2 rounds he entered (rounds 3 and 5) which shows how he continues to improve. Next year could be interesting.
The next day Alex took on the Newnham 60 enduro across Dartmoor - 500 riders took to the start line - it's not a race it's just that lots of riders want to cross the line first! After the first 30km lap of ferocious climbs, stunning scenery, thick mud and streams Alex was in second place but he learnt how important it is to keep taking food and fluids because he suffered on the last lap, only just completing the 60km inside the top ten - still a great performance.
Gary Lingard was also racing for CCH and won the sprint for an impressive sixth place in the Vets category against top quality opposition. Congratulations to Gary.
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