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Report Martin Southwick
Photos Terri Saunders
Once again, the vagaries of the U.K. weather managed to play a part in
Lincolnshire Enduro clubs latest race.
A month ago, in their first event, a major rain storm brewed up and
played havoc. A lot of riders fell by the wayside as track conditions
became nigh on impossible, especially towards the end of the event.
LEC's latest race at the weekend saw the weather go to the other extreme,
with unseasonably warm and sunny conditions. With temperatures hitting the
mid 20 degrees, some riders will have no doubt wished for the previous
events cooler climate ! The clubs normal format for their events is two 90
minute races separated by a break of an hour in between. Moving away from
that, LEC decided to mix things up a bit and run a straight 3 hour race
for their second event. The longer race and the high temperatures saw
riders taking water on board internally this time, instead of externally
last time !! It is now known by some as The Lincolnshire Erzberg !!
The 5 mile course took place at the Korc Sport off road centre near Kirton
in Lindsey, North Lincs. The centre has always been well known
with the 4x4 guys but recent changes have meant a few sideways moves into
the off-road bike world. Now, with a fully marked up enduro
practice track, Korc Sport are also planning an enduro "cross"
track as well as a trials park and a fully designated Moto X track. They
can be reached on http://korc.co.uk/
120 riders took part in the race, and category winners for event two were
as follows ...... Experts . . George Birchall/Clubmen...Connor
Bolsover/Sportsman...Jake Shepard/Beginner...Rudie Van Der Merwe/Ladies...Tara
Hollingsworth/Over 40's...Darren Bedford/Over
The clubs next event is at Willingham in Lincolnshire on May 7th. Details
of that and the club as a whole can be seen on the clubs
Facebook page or their website. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/LincolnshireEnduroClub/)