Location: Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton
Event: 30 May 2012
Time-trials were the theme of the racing but this didn’t stop the drama elsewhere with the freewheelers creating their usual levels of excitement.
Sam Jones, Adam Phillips, Alice Hopkins, Will Perry, Alex Thomson, Dan Morris, Kate Britton and Ed Pibworth all put in great efforts but it was those Phillips brothers again who gave us the closest race so far where Adam beat sibling Joe by the narrowest of margins in the Devil.
Paige Milward (Lyme RC) was riding particularly well and at one point looked as though she might win the B Devil taking a quarter lap lead over the rest of the field over most of the last two laps. But it was not to be as she was caught just before the line by Kevin Payton (Stourbridge) who took first and Wheeler Ian Lister who took second with Paige having to settle for third place.
Youth riders took the first four places in the intermediate sprint of the final event of the evening: a fifteen lap handicap. First place went to wheeler Ben Hardwick, with Tomos Owens (Brooks Cycles) second and Mid Shropshire Wheelers riders James Ellmore and Bethany Coupland third and fourth respectively.
Adam Lewis (Wolverhampton Wheeler) and Jess Wieckowski (GWR Team) have been having things mostly their own way in senior A since the beginning of the season. However this may well change with the return of George Moore (Cycle Premier-Kovert) and two-time track league winner Jack Hibberd now riding for Team V-Sprint Racing.
More competition means more exciting racing and this is what we got at the end of the handicap with George taking his first win of the season. Adam took second place, followed by Jack in third place. Jack Escritt (Fred Williams) took fourth place with Jess in fifth position.