Al Bond wins Caersws Halo BDS 2011

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Al Bond wins Caersws and the overall Halo BDS 2011/Results

Dirt/Norco rider Dan ‘Stanny’ Stanbridge has just phoned in the results from a wet and wild Caersws Halo BDS.

Just had a call from Stanny at a bar in a a field in Caersws where winner Al Bond was necking a pint of cider/lager/energy drink(?) after winning the Halo BDS final round and also the series overall!

The weather took a turn for the worst after a dry Saturday. Just as the Elites were heading up for qualis on Sunday morning the heavens opened at a time when most riders were on dry tyres with no tear offs or mud deflectors (posh name for mud guard). Carnage!
Rain continued for most of the day but Bondie battled through it to win by 3.8 secs from Brayton and 5.4 from Simmonds.

From Twitter:

Steve Peat: Seems like our Syndicate run of bad luck stayed with us today! @Ratboy_Bryce crashed and I just stalled a lot for 6th place and blew overall

Adam Brayton (On Saturday night): You know you’ve made it when your laid in the back of your van freezing cold, in a wet welsh field cooking a meatball sandwich on your shit gas stove with brett clownan next to you.

(Check below for a quick word from our man at the scene. Stanny says ‘soz it’s brief Bondie was in a rush!’)

Caersws winner and snakebite drinker Al Bond. Photo:Dan Stanbridge
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1. Al Bond
2. Adam Brayton
3. Matt Simmonds
4. Jack Reading
5. Joe Smith
6. Steve Peat
10. Dan Stanbridge

Elite Women:
(We’re missing the result sheet at the moment, soz!)

1. Manon Carpenter (9 second lead)
2. Jess Stone
3. Emily Horridge
4. Emma Wareham

Thanks to Alex Tyler for the results.


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