MATCH REPORT: Preston and Saunders take Joe Guy Invitational titles

On Saturday 28 July 2018, East Park ran the Joe Guy junior invitation meeting in memory of the former East Park rider who sadly passed away in 2017.

The event consisted of two junior individuals and a challenge event with the Wheelers Cycle Club. The meeting was again sponsored by OTL, with Chris Burke on hand to present the trophies, along with Joe Guy’s parents and family. Also presented was the sheild provided  by Steve and Angie Guy, which was won by former East Park rider Josh Whetton last year.

The two events were won by Maddie Saunders of Poole and Michael Preston of Stockport.

U14 podium – Photo by Michelle Steel

Results of U14
1 Maddie Saunders (Poole)
2 Conner Steel (Birmingham)
3 Kyle Wells (Leicester)

Results of U18 (cover photo by Michelle Steel)
1 Michael Preston (Stockport)
2 Nathan Goulden (Poole)
3 Jack Ellis (Horspath)

In the challenge match, which was won by East Park, 16 riders took part, including father and brother of Joe Guy who raced for the East Park team.

Chairman Al Bentley commented: “The whole day was a great success and we would like to thank Ross Mee who arranged most of the riders for the meeting.

“The club also raised money to pass on to the Guy family who will be passing it on to the Air Ambulance Fund. OTL have agreed to continue their support next year and for a further 6 years.”