Wheelers pedal their way to success in Yorkshire

Berwick Wheelers had a big double hit at the Croft motor racing circuit last weekend.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 29th January 2015, 8:00 am

William and Andrew Scorey won a race apiece to take all the spoils on a busy days racing in North Yorkshire.

The first race of the day saw three Wheelers in action, William was joined by Neil Wilson and Dom Blythe.

The 81 rider field was off pretty sharpish and all three Wheelers’ riders saw time on the front of the peloton.

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With two laps to go, William ghosted off the front and Neil and Dom tried to disrupt the chase, but that move was in vain as it all came back together with about 50 riders coming round the final turn ready for the gallop to the line.

William took a long one, jumping the bunch early and holding a big advantage all the way to the line for a fantastic first win, in textbook style. Neil was placed 19th and Dom 25th, despite being held up by another rider in the finishing straight.

Race two again saw three Wheelers in action, and this time Dom and Neil were joined by Andrew Scorey, while William took a well-earned rest.

The handicap format of race two put Neil and Dom in the first group away, and Dom lasted a few laps until the efforts of race one took their toll.

Neil then cracked on and as his group were caught by the third cat second bunch he did his bit to hold them up, just a little, to aid Andrew’s chase in the last group away with the rest of the second cat riders.

Two laps later saw Andrew at the front and Neil called it a day, job done. The race then really started to erupt as rider after rider tried to split the front group.

A fierce acceleration eventually saw Andrew away with six others, and the main peloton were not to see them again.

Coming into the final turn Andrew sat third wheel and waited, and his final move saw him open up a quick two-bike gap on the others and he sailed over the line for his first win of the year - a great result in any rider’s book.

The riders will be at it again at Croft next week and looking for more shares of the spoils.

Andrew leads the standings in the series and William gained his third Cat licence with his excellent win.

The Wheelers are in third place in the series team standings after three rounds which ends in late February.