Image Credit: Ron Macneill

MISSING TWO

NEWS Wednesday 27th September 2017, 7:41pm

by Toby Lerone

We were, perhaps, surprised to see both of our riders, Max Clegg and Mitchell Davey, missing from the National League Riders Championship on Sunday. Now we can explain why.

Both riders finished the meetings before the NLRC, Max at Armadale and Mitchell at Stoke.

Max explained, "After Rory parked in front of me in heat 8 on Friday and I took a bit of a tumble I hurt my wrist. There was a bit of blood on it when the medics were looking at it but I was determined to carry on and the adrenaline made that possible. I couldn't really hold on in my last two races but I knew how important it was. After the meeting and had no power in my wrist and when it didn't get better the next day I knew I couldn't ride at Leicester."

"I've made a good recovery now and I've managed to pick up a guest booking at Lakeside on Friday just to make sure everything will be ok for Peterborough on Sunday."

Mitchell was riding in a double header at Stoke on Saturday and after coming through the first match against Mildenhall he took a heavy fall in heat 10 of the second match against Kent.

Mitchell takes up the story, "The track was a bit patchy at Loomer Road and I did a 360 turn on the first bend and although I got a bit of control again I took quite a heavy fall. I actually took two more rides in the meeting and won them both and afterwards even prepared my bike for Leicester the next day but I wasn't feeling too good and went along to the local hospital to make sure everything was OK. They confirmed no damage but suggested that I take a few days rest. So instead of racing at Leicester on Sunday afternoon I was tucked up in bed resting. I didn't have a choice really as I didn't feel capable of doing anything else."

Again Mitchell expects to be back in action at Peterborough on Sunday when we race our final Championship match of the season starting at 5.00pm.