Last Sunday morning, young Ben Seffen set off to compete at Shimna Wheelers CC Cyclocross event at Donard Park, Newcastle. The freezing overnight conditions after the heavy rain the day before led to a mud fest!
With a much improved start (lessons learnt from the previous round) Ben was in 2nd position for most of the 1st lap, but for some reason refused to overtake the lead rider. After the ramp section, Ben pulled in to the pits for a quick chat with dad (Neil) about not wanting to continue, as it was too mucky. Several riders managed to overtake him while he was in the pits, but after a quick ‘arm around the shoulder’ from dad Ben rode the entire 2nd lap out of the saddle and made his way through the field to finish in 4th place!
Maybe a podium next time – well done Ben!