The Blumilk race team has made a dramatic start to the 2015 season. The first weekend of serious competition (21 and 22 March) saw six riders represented in 3 different races with one – John Cann – spending a night in hospital for treatment to a broken shoulder blade and collarbone. This followed a major collision on Saturday at a race in the Scottish Borders.

The drama continued on Saturday when a pothole put paid to Neil Baxter’s chances in the closing stage of the same race. This damaged both wheels on his bike and forced his retirement.

Sunday saw the team taking part in two events. Nick Spencer and David Johnson headed to Yorkshire to the BBM Revolution Spring Road Race. Close to the end of the race, their break from the peloton with a small group of riders from other teams, proved a decisive tactic. David took a podium place finishing a well-deserved 3rd with team-mate Nick hard on his heals in 4th.

Adam Robertson, Ian Norris and Neil Baxter raced in Northumberland at the Spring Road Race. They each performed strongly with Ian taking the accolades.

Ian led out a two-man break which finished around two minutes ahead of the peloton after two hours in the saddle. His second place gave Blumilk yet another weekend podium place. Adam and Neil, supporting Ian’s performance, finished safely in the bunch of riders.

Team Blumilk says a big thank you to the race organisers.  And, everyone in the team and all back at Blumilk’s head office wish John a speedy recovery.

March 23, 2015