The 34th edition of the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race was certainly one to remember! Todd Kellett was embroiled in a race-long battle with former Grand Prix motocross racer Tanel Leok before taking an emotional victory in front of a bumper crowd in the Adult Solo race.
Kellett and Leok, who finished fifth in the British MX1 championship this year, fought it out just seconds apart to the final lap of the ultra-grueling three-hour race in front of a 70,000-strong crowd. Kellett took an emphatic win, with Leok close behind in second, while Irish racer Martin Barr held onto third in his HydroGarden Weston Beach Race debut.
Todd Kellett was also awarded the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race Young Gun Award in memory of Dan Horton-Tilley for being the highest placed 19-year-old competitor.
HydroGarden were represented by 3 riders in the Adult solo race who all did fantastic! First to finish for us was Harry Bradley who crossed the line on 21st position! Next up was Ian Copson who finished 200th (placed 38th in the over 40's solo class) and Brad Tilley 459th (placed 108th in the over 40's solo class) - who over came problems with his clutch and still finished the race. A fantastic achievement in the craziest of races, with over 800 participants!
Well done to everyone who took part - It was a fantastic event!
*Photo courtesy RHL Activities