Enduro club hosts its first meeting

Ollie Moses came fourth in the clubman class. Photo: Terri Saunders.

Ollie Moses came fourth in the clubman class. Photo: Terri Saunders.

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After months of preparation, the newly-formed LEC enduro club attracted a strong number of riders to their first official race at the weekend.

The Horncastle-based outfit hosted the event at Ashby Puerorum and the club’s debut season couldn’t have got off to a better start, with nearly 150 riders taking part.

The six-mile course had been well planned over the previous weeks, and included fast sections over fields, slower areas in woodland and a few man-made obstacles.

The weather wasn’t too kind to the riders and the predicted storm arrived and played a part in the outcome of both races.

Whilst the conditions became a little testing with 15 minutes to go in the morning’s race one, the second race saw the wind, cold and rain in full swing and - with many riders falling by the wayside - it almost became a case of last man standing.

Category winners were: Experts - Jake Eddy; Clubmen - Amos Rowell; Sportsman - Michael Harris; Over 40s - Gareth Lodge; Over 50s - Neil Tapper; Ladies - Tara Hollingworth; Beginners - Phillip Mamwell.

The club’s next race is on April 9, in Kirton Lindsey.