The weather did not deter the riders at the first round of the south west winter series hosted by Annan Youth CC and sponsored by TN Trawlers 54 youths and 10 seniors battled it out in the mud at Everholm Park.
First up were the under 8s. Ollie Hamilton from the promoting club led from start to finish, with Poppy Sinden (Stewartry Wheelers) winning the girls race. In the under 10s race, Rhys Edwards (Edinburgh RC) held off the local challenge to take the win. Next up were the under 12s and under 14s. Thomas Fell (Annan Youth CC) won the under 14s race but he was chased all the way by the under 12s winner, Ben McMullan (Pro Vision Cycle Clothing). 1st under 14s girl was Emily Hunter (Annan Youth CC) with her sister Sarah winning the under 12s girls category.
The heavens opened for the under 16s and senior’s race. By this time the course was really chewed up and very heavy going. Iain McMullan (Team Thomson’s Cycles) was first home. Cameron Oliver (Stewartry Wheelers) was the first under 16 with Rosie Sinden (Stewartry Wheelers) first girl.
Round 2 takes place at Carlingwark Park in Castle Douglas on 15th November.
Annandale TV were at the event on Saturday, click here to watch some of the action.