A big congratulatory pat on the back to Velocity WD-40’s riders Matt Gibson and Andy Leigh who both took to the podium after the Merseyside Wheelers Road Race at Skelmersdale in Lancashire on 24 March.
Matt Gibson took the win at the end of the 65-mile race, while team-mate Andy Leigh was third, 26 seconds back.
After several of the weekend’s big races were cancelled due to the snow and freezing conditions, this was a fantastic double victory for the Velocity WD-40 team.
Matt said: “Team WD-40 absolutely bossed it at Skelmersdale! Having two riders in a break of three coming in first and third is great news for the team – we hope we can keep up the pace.”
Andy said: “I’m so pleased with mine and Matt’s performance at the weekend – it was a challenging race as well as being extremely cold, but we managed to stay strong which resulted in both of us stood on the podium at the end.”
Amy Long, of WD-40 Multi-Use Product, said: “The Velocity WD-40 team is going from strength to strength this year. The boys are proving themselves time and again and this race was no exception. We’re all eager to see how they’ll perform in their next race.”
Hailing mostly from the North West, the team which is coached by Chris Pyatt, comprises of Matt Gibson aged 16 from Lymm part of the Olympic Development Programme, Matthew Walls aged 14 from Shaw, Alex Braybrooke aged 15 from Wilmslow, Andy Leigh aged 17 from Urmston, Adam Hartley aged 14 from Carlow in Blackpool, Fabian Brennan aged 15 from Bentham and part of the BC Talent Team, Jack Escritt aged 15 from Penkridge, Christian Braybrooke, aged 16 from Wilmslow and Will Thomas aged 17 from Congleton.