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Oktoberfest attracts 1,200 riders

Almost 1,200 riders descended on Bristol’s Ashton Court for the season-ending Oktoberfest last weekend.

The event returned for a third year with the usual eight-hour and two four-hour races with a Bavarian twist.

Paul Brennan (Cyclestore.co.uk) won the morning four-hour men’s solo race, while Lydia Gould (Torq Performance) won the women’s category. Richard Kelsall (Go Vegan) then triumphed in the afternoon four-hour men’s solo event and Kate Pickard (London Dynamo) took the women’s title.

George Budd (Salsa Factory Racing) rode to victory in the men’s solo eight-hour race, while Anne Fallows won the women’s event. You can find all the results, across all categories on www.timelaps.co.uk, or you can view and purchase event pictures on www.rightplacerighttime.co.uk

The all-weather course held up well despite heavy rain before the event (© Jon Brooke / www.rightplacerighttime.co.uk)
German snacks to fuel riders (© Jon Brooke / www.rightplacerighttime.co.uk)
Almost 1,200 riders took part in Oktoberfest (© Jon Brooke / www.rightplacerighttime.co.uk)
Oktoberfest will return in 2013 on October 12 (© Jon Brooke / www.rightplacerighttime.co.uk)
The Bristol Run Rider off-road duathlon also took place (© Jon Brooke / www.rightplacerighttime.co.uk)

All pictures © Jon Brooke / www.rightplacerighttime.co.uk

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