National Trophy Round 4 – Ardingly

Fin and Rupert - National Trophy Round 4. Photo: Richard Howes

The South of England Showground again provided a lavishly muddy and testing course. Bruised and bloodied riders and pit crews were stretched to the limit throughout the weekend dealing with half-lap changes, broken components and jet washer reliability issues.

The conditions clearly suited the Wheelers with top 10 places for Euan Woodliffe, Ellen Bennett and Joe Kiely. Joe achieved his first National Trophy podium as a junior and Ellen was unfortunate to miss out on a podium spot after a dropped chain incident in the closing stages of the Women’s race.

23 Ellen Bennett (5th Junior)

Junior Men
3 Joe Kiely
20 Archie Peet
37 George Gould

U14 Girls
12 Lucy Allsop
20 Ellen Phillips

U14 Boys
30 Dylan Starkey
35 Rupert Cavill
37 Finlay Woodliffe

U16 Boys
9 Euan Woodliffe
16 Mark Lightfoot
50 Toby Brown
54 Calum Moir