Mike Allen and Derrick Woodings rode the Ampair Solutions Circuit Race last Saturday (18th August) at the Darley Moor circuit, near Ashbourne.
The course has recently been re-surfaced with smooth tarmac and it made for excellent racing.
The field of around 30 riders started fast although unfortunately the first incident was a puncture sustained by Mike Allen after only half a lap.
Luckily he was able to get a wheel change and took the designated lap out.
There were the usual attempts to form an escape but nothing was allowed to stay away until with about five laps to go, when Mike Allen and three others dangled off the front, just out of reach.
Derrick attempted to get across the gap as did a few others but to no avail.
Mike Allen made an intelligent surprise attack going into the last corner and was able to power into the headwind clear from the others to take the win. This was Mike’s 16th win this year!