Early season work ethic pleasing team principal Andy Moore

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Andy Moore was pleased with his rider’s work rate at the Prissick Circuit in Middlesbrough.

The Staveley-based racing team continued their early season form as both national and regional events comprised a busy schedule.

Andy Bishop, Jono Dexter and Calum Lawson delivered the performance of the day in the Elite National race, with Bishop shining.

The rider’s blistering attack late in the race proved too strong for the rest of the main bunch and he finished a credible sixth.

His break followed an early split in the front of the peloton, leaving Bishop no option but to attempt his own attack in a competitive field.

Dexter and Lawson controlled the group to allow Bishop the maintain the pace and team manager Andy Moore was left very impressed.

“The lads worked very hard to produce the results we needed,” said Moore, who is bidding to create a cycling team the area can be proud of.

“The focus in on consistent points scoring results, and we’ve had a good day, with Danny and Andy both finishing well up there.

“We’re learning fast, because the step up to National Elite level racing is a big step in terms of fitness and capability, but the team are relishing the challenge.”

A capacity field in the first senior mens race of the day saw team rider Danny Featherstone fight his way through the field to take an impressive fifth place, in a race filled with exciting close racing throughout. Despite a number of attempted attacks, the team were able to maintain position and in a packed final lap sprint it was Featherstone who brought home the points.

It was his second top five finish in the past fortnight. Liam Hindmarsh put in an impressive display in his youth race and rode to a comfortable main bunch finish - a solid display in his second race.