The threatened rain held off until five minutes after the completion of the final senior 10 mile to complete a good evenings racing. John McClelland increased his overall series lead by winning all four Senior A events. He was pushed hard in the 10 mile and 10 lap scratch by visiting rider Christian Braybrooke.
Harrison Fielding (Poole Wheelers) is still the man to beat at the Bournemouth Arrow/Raymond Brown track league. Fielding has upped his road mileage over the winter and has been racing the National Junior road series this spring but none of this seems to have dulled his speed. First in the 6 lap scratch, the 12 lap points & the Revenge nocturne scratch & second in the elimination and the 12 lap scratch, behind Gawain Bailey (Zappis cc), has put Fielding on top in the first round of the 2013 summer league. In the B group, things were not so clear cut with Barry Watkinson, Les Pick & Paul Richardson all putting points on the board.
The sun was out for the start of the 6th Bordeaux-Paris meeting at Reading’s Palmer Park and a strong field lined up for this unique event in the National Hard Track Endurance Series which features a 20k Scratch Race as a qualifier for a 30k Derny paced event – the top 9 riders from the Scratch moving through to the Derny Final.