Midland MTB XC Series Rd 3 Race Report- Marcus Holmes

The 3rd round of the Midland MTB XC Series was held at Cannock Chase last weekend, following a dry build up it proved to be a fast flowing course dominated by narrow single track, overtaking was therefore limited. In the Youth (u16) category Marcus, racing for Lichfield City CC on his Whyte 29C Team bike, had a flying start, helped no doubt by the new wheel bearings in his Whyte 209C Team Wheels, and took the lead from the start. Making the most of his local knowledge of the area Marcus gradually built on his lead and set one of the fastest lap times of the day, stretching the lead each lap he won in convincing style.


Next up: more revision for GCSE’s before Rd 3 of the HSBC National Series at Aske Estate, Richmond 13-14th May.


Russell Prodger