Smith brothers claim honours
The sixth race of the Furniture Walk Mountain Bike Race Series, presented by Gubinelli Mendoza Wines, Arch Insurance & Becks Beer, was held at Fort Scaur in Somerset at the weekend.
Charles Swart made a shrewd choice to enter the A class and was uncontested as the sole competitor, while Hans Hirschi led the charge in the veteran division, holding off a field of nine riders for the victory.
Andrew Hern placed second and guest racer Kent Richardson took third spot in the veteran class. In the B category, Ziani Burgesson took the honours, with Nicholas Narraway second and Chequan Richardson third. Ashley Robinson was the sole competitor in the women’s B race. Jennifer Wilson won the female novice division, while Megan Hinds took the female 13 to 15 class.
Brothers Manning and Gordon Smith dominated the 13 to 15 and 12 under classes. Manning Smith won the 13 to class, with Shawn Bremar and Cameron Morris coming second and third. Gordon Smith claimed the win in the 12 and under category, with Rory Fleming second and Milo Dasilveira third.
Hailey Trott was first and Lindsay Hayward second in the female 12 and under division.
The next race will be held at Southlands on February 18.