Moore good racing results

Andy Bishop in action at Mallory Park
Andy Bishop in action at Mallory Park

The last race of the season at Mallory Park saw Worksop cyclist Andy Bishop and the Andy Moore Autocentres Racing team in competitive form.

A packed field of talented riders assembled to contest the Champions Race Night, and Bishop helped one of his team-mates to finish the season with a podium place.

He and four other team riders put on an impressive display throughout and were able to maintain position at the head of the peloton for the duration, enabling the on form Andy Turner to make the final sprint and cross the line.

Tom Sutton added a seventh place finish to his successes this season, and also won one of the many Sprint Primes on offer throughout the race.

Jono Dexter and Bishop did a solid job of watching out for the attacks, and were instrumental in positioning Turner for the final dash to the finish line.

Team manager Andy Moore said: “The lads have continued to maintain good form, and tonight is another great result for us.”

“Mallory Park is a superb venue for cycling, and it’s good to see so many riders turn out to support what has been an excellent race series.”

“The organisers deserve our thanks for making it all happen, we’re looking forward to another season of exciting racing here in 2015.”

“Adam did the job again, and the support he had from his team-mates tonight made it all possible – we’re all relishing the challenge of the next road race already.”

On Sunday the team took a trip to the seaside, for the Scarborough Cycle Festival Road Race at Oliver’s Mount on.

The four strong team consisted of Dexter, Retford’s Calum Lawson, Bishop and Turner.

The well attended race saw a number of early attacks, but all were neutralised by an on form Bishop, who repeatedly chased down the escapees to hold the peloton together.

As the race unfolded, it was Dexter who positioned himself near the front, preparing for the final fierce climb, and a quick turn of pace on the last run in was good enough to grab second place for the local rider, with recent team signing Lawson sprinting into sixth place, and Turner in eighth.

Moore said the finishing places was evidence of the team’s progress this season.

“Once more the team have shown their strength,” he said.

“To have three riders in the top 10 yet again shows how consistent the lads have become.”

“They rode together to a set plan today, specifically designed to suit the course, and everything came together.”

“It’s been a well organised event, really well supported, and we owe a big thanks to all those who’ve worked hard to put on a great show.”

At last week’s Tickhill Grand Prix, Lawson had only a few hours to meet his new team mates and to discuss race strategy before taking 10th in the main support race.

In the later Elite Men’s Race, Bishop, Dexter, Turner and Danny Featherstone battled hard to compete with some of the UK’s best talent, and all but the latter rode for the duation.