Edwards takes gold
WEST Drayton Mountain Bike club’s Sam Edwards stormed to a win in the four-hour Brass Monkeys endurance event in Yateley, Hampshire, at the weekend.
Edwards, who has made phenomenal progress over the last two years, was in second place after the first of seven laps but once he had moved into the lead during the second lap, he was never again bested and took a comfortable win.
Further down the field, clubmate Nick Try posted consistent lap times as he took 12th, while in the veterans’ two-hour event, new recruit Paul White just missed out on the podium as he took fourth, with race novice Will Blackham finishing 37th.
In the three-hour Grand Vets event, meanwhile, Rick Featherston was just slightly off the pace of race winner Nigel Brown and had to settle for second place, with Jesse Kelly crossing the line 11th.
nMAKIN’ TRACKS: Sam Edwards Photo by Kevin Sheldrake