Record numbers at Trinity Park Cycle Racing series
Week four of the Suffolk Cycle Racing Series held at Trinity Park saw another record number of competitors taking part.
There were 22 in the youth race, 64 in the Go race, nine in the women’s and 70 in the main feature race.
The Go Race was again very competitive at the front and deservedly won by Charlie Rumbold with Stowmarket’s Phillip Barrett, in only his second race, finishing a creditable second.
David Solomon, a former cycle speedway rider with Great Blakenham and an excellent runner, was a superb third ahead of Josh Andrews and Nick Cook.
Then, in the absence of Abbi Thorrington who has won the last two races, Ipswich’s Tanya Griffiths was dominant in her win in the women’s race.
Second and third respectively were Beth Coley and Jen Smart.
A lot of interest has been shown in the women’s race which is new for 2013 and the field is expected to increase for the last two races with more women trying road racing for the first time.
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The feature E/1/2/3/4 race was again hard and fast around the roads within Trinity Park.
Despite being handicapped for the different categories, the chasing Elite, first and second cats caught the third cats and fourth cats to take the top six places, catching and passing the main field on the final laps with Colchester’s James Jobber taking the win from last year’s series winner Keiran Brady.
Third was Strada’s Liam Gentry, who also finished third last week.
Nick Esser, from the strong Strada team, took a close and fraught sprint from the main bunch for seventh place. Ipswich’s Graham Collins was sixth in the break-away and Daniel Zagni rounded off the top 10.
The racing as always was tough and the strong riders come through at the end of each race.
The penultimate race of the 2013 Suffolk Cycle Racing series takes place on Wednesday with the junior coaching at 6pm, the Go Race at 6.55pm and the women’s and E/1/2/3/4 race at 7.30pm.
See the website (www.suffolkcycleracing.org.uk) for further details and entry fees, although all spectators are free of charge.