Sotonia kicked off round 1 of the Thruxton circuit race series last night with some strong, attacking riding. James Peckham continued his good start to 2017 with 6th place in the E/1/2 race – having topped rider and team tables in the South DC time trial points competition already this year.

James: “I missed the winning break of four, so went off the front on the bell lap. I was joined by another rider and just managed to hold off the bunch for 6th!”

Ben Coward was also in the points with a well deserved second place in the 4th cats having made a two man break with 2 laps to go. Ben: “The pace in the bunch was slow and no one wanted to do any work so I just kept peeling off the front until someone went with me.”

Next up is the Stockbridge Down Road Race this Sunday, April 23rd, where James will be part of a team of four Sotonia riders with Ben Scott Munden, Brook Elgie and Red Walters. They will be up against the likes of UCI Continental team, BIKE Channel Canyon and action in this lumpy 80 mile race starts at 10:30am – the very best of luck guys!