The race was held on a tough 1.85km circuit in Bradford, used for the Tour of Britain and contained a vicious hill. Many riders had been shelled out of the group before the race came down to a bunch sprint out of 20 or so with James taking it on the line. This means he gets to wear the red, white and blue bands of a national champion for a year which his Dad told him to fold up nicely and put somewhere safe at the track last Wednesday!
We’re really proud of the young fella who is taking the whole thing very much in his stride. Well done James – National Champion. It doesn’t feel so bad when he rides away from us on the hills now…..