Mixed fortunes for Jake and Ben

Ben Norton on the start line for National Road Race Series round one at Hetton, Suffolk. Photo: Shane Norton
Ben Norton on the start line for National Road Race Series round one at Hetton, Suffolk. Photo: Shane Norton

Jake and Ben Norton made the trip to Hetton in Suffolk to ride in the first round of the National Road Race Series.

Representing his trade team Sherwood Pines Sram RT, Jake’s under-16s race on a one-mile circuit was ridden off at an average of 22mph.

At the end of 21 fast and furious laps Jake finished 15th in a mass sprint.

Ben, meanwhile, did not go so well. After almost three months off the bike he was out of contention in the 10-mile under-12 race.

Despite the lack of race miles and having been lapped once, to his credit and showing real determination he hung on to finish 41st in a field of 65 competitors.