David Nearney kicked off the weekends sporting events starting the Cramlington 10TT, but puncturing after 2 mile.
Sunday was the Blaydon CC Road Race which was a 7 lap 50 mile circuit around Scots gap, Rothey Crags and Cambo. The Club having a good turn out for this event with Dave Simpson riding his first road race, Barry Marshall, David Nearney, Graeme Wardale, Graeme Kirton, Dan O’Callaghan and Matty Sutcliffe joining for an Christening of the new club kit.
Official Men’s Race report and Results
The Race stayed together for first two laps with Steven Moon of Manilla GRN taking the lap two prime before we had the first attacks of the day. Thomas Mein and Nick Spencer managed to clip off the front on lap 3 before Thomas accelerated and put in a stunning solo lap to push out nearly 2 mins on the bunch. Thomas managed to push out his advantage to over 3 mins as the bunch settled down to fighting out the remaining podium spots. On the penultimate lap Gavin Richardson of Sunderland Clarion and David Nearney of South Shields Velo managed to get a gap of around 20 seconds on the bunch as they took the bell. David blew on the craggs and Gavin powered on but with half a lap to go Blaydon’s very own Marcus Cram exploded off the front to catch Gavin, who managed to hold on to 3rd to take a stunning 2nd place in his clubs very first road race. Thomas won by around 2mins after 5 laps solo.