Tom Wins Last Race to Take Top Step of MTB Endurance Series
Congratulations to Tom N (Fifth Year) who last weekend won the Muc Off Brass Monkeys Winter Mountain Bike Endurance Series – Junior (U19) Category. Winter is the down time for XC riders, and this series is a big event for riders across the South to get some winter racing in, albeit in often challenging conditions (hence the name!).
Last weekend saw the final race in the series and surprisingly the weather was near perfect for a two-hour endurance race. Tom rode a fantastic race with four strong, consistent laps in 1 hour 44 mins over a trail distance of just under 40km, taking the win with just under two minutes over second place. This win was on the back of two silvers sealing the top spot on the podium for the junior series. There were 164 riders in all categories of the 2-hour race and Tom’s time also placed him 6th overall – a fantastic achievement given he has trained and raced whilst revising and taking his mock GCSEs. Tom is part of the British Cycling Talent Pathway and will be racing the National XC Series later this year. Good luck Tom!