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Dave Barkshire Two Man Enduro 08-04-2018

The first round of the Dave Barkshire Two Man Enduro Championship was not without drama; the original venue was waterlogged so the organisers Sudbury Motor Cycle Club move the event to Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham and on the day before when the course was set up conditions were perfect. However Mother Nature was not kind as it rained overnight making the conditions muddy, slippery, stamina sapping and very interesting.

It was a battle of the Ropers (three brothers and one cousin all riding for the host Club) in the Championship Class, they slugged it out all day despite the slipping and sliding and after four hours it was a win for Rick Roper and his cousin Craig completing 38.50 laps pushing the brothers Stevie and Jamie into second place on 37.67 laps. Out of Centre riders Jack Lee and Paul Field secured 3rd place on 34.67 laps while there were two teams tying for 4th place both completing 33.83 laps and the verdict went to Woodbridge pairing of Harvey Mutton and Toby Morley as they had the better special test time which relegated Chris Wright (Diss) and Dan Willis (Stowmarket) into 5th.