Hargroves Cycles RT: South East & East Championship win for Michael Butler!
Down at the Cyclopark in Gravesend, Kent, Michael Butler has been smashing out wins left, right and centre. Here is his latest race report for the South East & East Championship:
Sunday was the regional championships held at Cyclopark, which is possibly one of the best courses I’ve ever ridden! It also the most nervous I’ve been before a race in a long time, as it was going to be me versus Alex Paton. I know it sounds silly!
I started off sensible, staying off the front the majority of the time, whilst working out where I was strongest. I also wanted to get to know the course as I had only done one practice lap!
After the first couple laps (and unfortunately hitting the deck on the steps), I had established I was faster through some technical and off camber bits like going up the steps (when not on the floor) and most importantly riding the large bank. I made my move and managed to get a 10-second gap. I managed to hold onto this for the rest of the race and finished with a comfortable lead!
You can see the full race listing here.
Picture provided by Southern Edge Photography.