Bournes top youth cyclo cross rider Tim James finished his cross season off in style with his 2 best performances of the year.
Firstly in the final counting round of the National Trophy Series at Shrewsbury, he raced to his best placing of 4th in the series, which lifted him upto a highly respectable 7th overall in the under 14 catergory.
He followed this up with a tremendous ride at Bardney in the final Lincs league event, where he dominated from the start to record his 2nd victory of the year in the league by over 80 seconds in the 30 minute race.Backing Tim up in 3rd place for the 2nd successive race in the league was Sian Botteley who in so doing, managed to keep her 100% record in the girls category.
Not to be out done by her 2 older team mates was Maddie Gammons who picked up the 1st prize on handicap as well as placing 2nd girl and 8th overall in the race, to go along with victory in the Lincs League and Lincs Championship for the girls under 14 catergory. In only her first season at the sport, this is a remarkable achievement and indicates a very bright future for the 12 year old who will still be racing in this catergory next year
Also racing strongly at the weekend was Aaron Bateman who finished just behind Maddie in 9th, while Bournes other trio of riders Joe Collins, Dan Burton and Adam Botteley all rode well.
In the senior event, Bourne for once fielded more than the ususal solo rider, and some of the youths magic must of rubbed off on them as Joe’s dad, Steve took victory on handicap, whilst Mark Botteley continued his good form from the National Cross Champs a fortnight ago with a solid 8th place overall, with Bournes other rider Bart Kieres just missing out on a top 10 place