This was the first night of the new season, so all possibilities were open, with each rider keen to make their mark. After the Scratch events the racing started to take on momentum and in the Senior B Unknown Distance race Wheeler Mark Roberts took the lead with a break that saw him well in front of the rest of the field at a critical moment. This was Mark's first win of the season with fellow Wheelers Tony Deleon and Brian Handley second and third respectively.
Experience paid off for Wheeler Jason Colledge back racing in Senior A's this year with a win in the Unknown Distance race with defending champion Matty Lewis second and Reece Lowe of Brotherton Cycles in third.
There was lots of noteworthy activity going on from the younger riders, most competing in the Senior B races. In the final event of the evening, the traditional Handicap race tonight over 22 laps, younger riders took the first three places of the Intermediate Sprint with Sophie White first, Melissa Baker (now riding for Karbona RT) second and Will Perry third. In the Senior A category George Mills Keeling gave a strong performance finishing second at the end of the race to Matty Lewis who took the overall win. Third place went to Jamie Crump (Successcycling.co.uk). So tonight had been a successful start to what will prove to be another entertaining and interesting League.
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