Storming Ride by Matt Shaw at the London Nocturne
As a few of the lads are currently doing their GCSE’s a couple of the team were unable to make it to the Spokes RR national round.
Matt Shaw headed down to the London Nocturne. This iconic race was set with an impressive back drop. The finish line was just outside St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Matt took part in the support race where his wheel unfortunately slipped in his frame, this resulted in a wheel change, this left him in the second group on the road. However, Matt then bridged across tho the leading group solo. This left Matt pretty gassed and he didn’t quite have enough left to get up there in the sprint.
After the support race Matt was getting ready for the main race of the evening, the Elite race. This is when Matt showed everyone what he could really do. The race set off and immediately it was full gas with riders dropping like fly’s but not matt. Matt showed his strength by sticking with the best pros in the country in a select group of around 15 riders. Matt then sprinted to a very impressive 10th place.
This is one of Matt’s best results, a top 10 in the company of the best pros in the country on junior gear at only 16 years old.
What a ride, one to watch for the future.