Cambridge fourth at motocross clubs event

The second-place winning Cambridge Minis team, from left, Odin Wellington, Ella Mackie, Harry Pluck and William Pluck.

The Cambridge Motorcycle Club ended its three-year winning streak in the Battle of the Clubs motocross event in Taupo last Saturday.

The club finished amongst the best of the best overall and rounded out the top four of the competition. It missed the podium by just four points.

Its senior team finished third overall.

“We are so super proud of our riders this year as we knew the competition from other clubs had really stepped up in order to try and finally beat us!” said Loren Stockley from the Cambridge Motorcycle Club.

Thirty clubs from around the country entered teams of six into the annual clubs event, which raises funds for the New Zealand team to compete at the annual Motocross of Nations event – the “Olympic Games of motocross” – being held in The Netherlands this September.

Pukekohe Motorcycle Club won overall with Manawatu Orion Motorcycle Club second and Christchurch Off-Road Motorcycle Club third.

A separate Minis competition was held on the day using a smaller motocross track for kids aged 4-10, with Cambridge taking out second place behind Taranaki. The team included Odin Wellington, Ella Mackie, and brothers William and Harry Pluck.

“It was the first time our Cambridge Minis team has ever podiumed at the event in the four years the Minis have been running at Battle of the Clubs,” a proud Loren said.

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