Golden oldies lead the way for city club
Members of the Phantoms team that took part in the East Anglia Summer Series. Front right are Oliver Brighty and Katie Plumb.
IT was a day for the golden oldies when Phantoms staged the first round of the East Anglia Summer Series.
Sponsored by Peterborough City Council, the event proved to be a showcase for local talent across all age groups with more than 50 Phantoms riders taking part at Herlington.
But it was the the senior speedsters who stole the show with Glyn Cartwright and Nigel Stonebridge both rolling back the years.
Cartwright proved to be unstoppable in the Cruiser 35-39 category as he took first place in all his heats before snatching victory in the final - a feat matched by Stonebridge in the 45+ Cruiser class.
Darren Putland also showed good form in the Masters heats but had to settle for sixth place in the final while Paul Maidments and Michael Ledlie filled the top two spots in the Masters B final.
But there were also some terrific performances in the junior ranks with Phantoms newcomer Cody Harding taking the honours in the Novice 14 and Under section - ahead of George Sanson in second with Luke Jackson in third.
In the Male 6 and Under Josh Curtis was the highest-placed local rider after snatching the runnersup slot and in the Male 9 and Under Jack Leahy took second place - only just missing out on top spot.
In the Male 15 and Under, Nathan Hastings battled his way to victory ahead of Adam Chambers while in the Female 11-12s Deborah Parrish took first place from clubmate and newcomer Britney Burlington.
Deeann Millington was also in winning form as she took the hon-
Darren Putland showed good form in his heats
FEELING THE HEAT:
TOP SPOT: For Phantoms ace Nathan Hastings.