Palmer finishes in sixth on road debut

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It has been a busy week of Time Trialling and Road Racing for the Velo-One Cycling Team.

Adam Ellis, Joshua Wallis and Neil Palmer travelled to Rockingham Speedway to compete in the NCRA Handicapped Circuit Series.

An hour of full gas racing on the circuit saw Palmer, in his first ever road race, hold off the chasing peloton to finish sixth overall, with team members Wallis and Ellis finishing comfortably in the main group.

In familiar testing territory, Palmer and Antony Gough competed at this weekend’s Bourne Wheelers Open 25 Mile TT.

A strong rider entry was received for the event held on the C25/35 course, with a number of riders going under the magic hour.

Palmer finished fourth overall with a time of 54 mins 34 secs and Gough was seventh in 55 mins 15 secs.

The event was won by Peterborough CC rider James Gelsthorpe, with a time of 53 mins 40 secs.

Focus now moves to the Lincolnshire Road Riding 25 Mile TT Championships on Sunday, where Velo-One will be looking for individual and team success.