This did not go unnoticed by another former winner, Graham Crowe of Handsling racing who quickly jumped the gap along with Adam Thompson of Reading CC.
The quartet worked well and refused to give in, staying within 10 seconds of the bunch for 5 or 6 laps but the elastic seemed to give way soon after as they were joined by Steve Golla of High Wycombe CC. "Once Steve got across to us, I started to believe it would work." said Neil. "He's pretty handy."
And so it did. Neil got a bit tactical (well, for Neil) on the last couple of laps and in so doing, beat Graham and Adam for scratch 3rd. Steve pulled off a sharp move to get the better of Alex for the 'proper' Win, but Neil wasn't far behind, actually managing a sprint.
|Neil on the left. Testing his sidewalls. Baynesy's banking also on the left.|
Another grateful mention to Imperial Racing Team. More organiser's nightmares for them as the finish camera broke down. Congratulations on the result you lot. Yes, actually working out the result.