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Podium finishes for team-mates

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Team Aerocycles enjoyed a fine double podium in the under-9s section at round six of the Mud, Sweat and Gears mountain bike series at Ickworth Park, near Bury St Edmunds.

Oliver Skyrme took second on a hilly and grassy course that tested the riders to the limit, while he was followed in by Haverhill team-mate Austin Ainsworth.

Eva Ainsworth finished seventh and rode another strong race to complete three of the four laps in what were nearly unrideable conditions in a summer rain storm.

In the open rider section, Alan Gardner slipped his way to a fine 14th place, while Andy Barratt came home in 34th place.

Nick Ainsworth retired after four of the five laps in the veterans category with mechanical problems, while Steve Foster finished 16th after slogging through the mud in yet another steady race.

The next round is at Radical Bikes, Chelmsford on August 9. Anyone wanting more information should contact Aerocycles on 01440 762200.

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