A fantastic weekend of sunshine, socialising, eating, drinking and most importantly riding came to a close earlier today with a nail biting finish!
Its been close at the top all weekend with Dan Thorpe taking the win on Friday and then Sam Haslam on Saturday, local rider and last years winner Richard Sadler has just has to sit and watch others take the top spot.
At the start of the 3rd day Haslam was 1 point in front of Sadler so any mistakes would have cost the win. Haslam finished the day on 9 so Sadler needed less than 8 for a comfy victory, all was looking good for Sadler until 3 sections from the finish where 1 meter from the end gates of the top section of Summer Lodge he gained a maximum of 5 marks.
This meant that Sadler had 8 for the final day so results were tied with both riders losing 18marks over the 3 days. Based on most cleans Sadler came out on top and wins overall for the second year.
Emma Bristow came out on top as best lady rider and was also the best intermediate in the event.
It was also close at the top of the clubman course with Andrew Tales taking top spot by just 2 marks for the whole weekend with Sean Isherwood a close second. Paul Sadler followed in 3rd.