James Mallard age 12 years, whose father, Andrew, is a Chartered Surveyor with Sitec, was competing for the first time in the GT Cup, a motocross event run by the Auto Cycle Union (ACU).
James competed in the 85 cc Big Wheel class, with 5 races and a qualifying session being held over the weekend of 17/18 August 2013.
The GT Cup is a series held across the country, throughout the middle part of the year and this event was held at Culham, just south of Oxford, near to Abingdon.
The weather was kind and the event a great success. Although racing against many more experienced riders, with a gate of 38 riders, James was excited to have completed a national event and is looking forward to being able to race at similar events in the future.