Joshua is one to watch

Neil Palmer
Neil Palmer

Velo-One Cycling Team riders Madeline Verdegaal, Adam Ellis and Justin Parr raced at round three of the Milton Keynes Bowl Spring Circuit Series.

The Bowl this year has been stronger and faster than ever, a clear indication of the increasing popularity of 
cycling in the UK.

Joshua Wallis. Pictures courtesy of REDMAN Photographic

Joshua Wallis. Pictures courtesy of REDMAN Photographic

In the Women’s British Cycling E/1/2/3/4 race, a group of eight riders broke away.

Verdegaal missed the break and contested the sprint finish with the main group, coming 11th.

Damp conditions in the Men’s British Cycling Cat 4 race tested Parr’s bike handling skills in only his second ever race, finishing in the top 20.

The British Cycling Cat 2/3 race saw a field of 70-plus lapping the circuit at an average of 25mph.

Ellis finished within the main group in the top 20.

The Spalding CC 27-mile Hilly Open time trial saw V1 riders Neil Palmer, Joshua Wallis and Dan Carr in action.

A testing early-season event with over 1,000ft of climbing did not allow the riders to get in a rhythm.

Palmer continued to show great form, finishing fourth overall and first veteran with a time of 1hr 18secs.

This was Wallis’ first-ever time trial, showing that he is one to watch over the coming season with a time of 1hr 4 mins 11 secs.

Carr started his season with a time of 1hr 13 mins 57 secs.

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