Sean shines in opener

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Mountain bikers from Lynn MTB Club tackled the first round of the 2014/15 Thetford MTB winter series at the relatively flat course of Santon Downham, near Brandon.

The course was just over six miles a lap. There were a couple of technical sections, with pits and bomb holes with the remainder of the course consisting of fire roads and single track.

This area of the Thetford Forest is notorious for the endless undulations and the best way to travel through these is to stand and push a big gear, or otherwise it’s a very bumpy ride!

The rain also added to the mix, as almost 400 competitors were waiting on the start line when the heavens opened, thus making the riding very tough.

Lynn MTB Club were well represented for the first round, as 12 of its members entered various categories with mixed results.

The ride of the day was by Sean Rayment (24) who battled to an excellent third place, being one of only nine riders from 87 in his category who managed five laps in the allocated time.

Results, 2 hour Junior Male: 8th Sam Pepper. 2 hour Male 19-39: 3rd Sean Rayment, 7th James Murphy, 9th Rob Smithers, 32nd Simon Light, 35th Richard Hallet. 2 hour Veterans Male 40+: 10th Steve Munden, 18th Adie Harris, 28th Kevin Beales, 47th Steve Collins, 58th Lee Broadhurst. 4 hour Veterans Male 40+: 22nd Richard Pepper. 4 hour Male: 11th Jimmy Hupton.