The Revel Outdoors team had some more good results in the 3rd and 4th rounds of the Thetford Winter Series mountain bike races.
Round 3: Brandon Country Park
The 3rd round was wet and muddy, with several riders pulling out due to mechanical failures. Stephen James began the 4hr race in his usual spot at the front, but was soon stuck in one gear and had to ride the majority of the race single-speed. He still managed to hold onto 2nd place.
For various reasons (mostly the weather forecast!) Garry Houghton was the only team member in the 2hr Vets category, coming home in a solid 26th place out of 110 riders. Stephen Heathcock only managed one lap in the Seniors 2hr race before pulling out with mechanical trouble.
Round 4: Mayday Meadow
The 4th and final round saw the return of the sunshine and dry weather, making for another fast and flowing course.
Showing off his new Revel Outdoors and Cannondale sponsored Renvalt RT kit, Steve James powered away from the rest of the 4hr field to finish a clear 15 minutes ahead of everyone, and take the series win. Steve’s Strava activity for the race is quite remarkable: 65 miles of mostly twisty singletrack at an average over 15 mph!
In the 2hr seniors race, Revel Outdoors owner, Jamie Wightman, had a close duel with fellow staff member, Dan Collins, with Dan getting the better of him on the last lap to finish 12th. Jamie came in 40 seconds later in 16th.
In the 2hr vets race, Garry Houghton had a great race, finishing 20th, with Darren Styles coming in 46th.
Thanks to Paul and all of the ThefordMTBRacing crew for another great winter of racing!