MOTORCYCLING: Local rider Broderick powers to Cotswold title

Broderick Whitmore-Wilson
Broderick Whitmore-Wilson

Gipsey Bridge motorcycled ace Broderick Whitmore-Wilson powered his way to another win last Sunday in the Shuckburgh round of the Cotswold Enduro championship.

The 20-year-old lined up against over 170 competitors in the two-hour long race, riding his Honda CRF450R.

He made a great start on the heavily wooded, four mile long circuit and soon began to build a lead over his pursuers.

Whitmore-Wilson quickly worked his way to the front of the field although a pit stop briefly set him back.

He said: “The track was quite technical and I had quite a few run-ins with trees but the biggest challenge was my pit stop.

“I had to get off my bike and fuel it myself, which cost me the lead and a lot of time”.

Back in control, Whitmore-Wilson returned to the front of the pack and eventually crossed the line 2 minutes and 36 seconds ahead of his nearest rival.

He added: “Taking the win was fantastic. I really enjoyed the challenge of a different track and hope it will help my confidence in my main championship pursuit.”

His next race is this weekend at Ashby Puerorum, near Horncastle. He’s currently second in the Banovallum Motorcycle Club Expert Enduro championship and hopes to reduce his two point deficit on the leader.