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What a brilliant start to the 2015 season. Greeted by sun and clear blue skies, the youths got the ball rolling on Tuesday with 125 riders taking part. Standout performances from Josh Giddings, winning the U12 race after blowing the front group apart with a last lap attack, local rider Ben Rouse (Leicestershire RC) winning the U14 race and Ben Hardwick, dropping breakaway companion Liam Hindmarsh late in the U16 boys race to win alone.
But not to be outdone, almost 100 seniors turned out in slightly cooler conditions on Thursday. Will Cowen was a comfortable winner of the 80-man bunch sprint, the good news for other competitors is that he is now a 3rd cat so not eligible for the 2nd 4th cat only race next week!
Interesting to note around 30% of the youth riders were new to Mallory and 75% of the senior participants have not been to the league before. Needless to say, it put a bit of strain on signing on, but now with all those riders registered and having got their numbers, signing on should be a bit easier.