An 18 year old Quad bike rider from Ponthirwaun near Cardigan has been crowned the Auto Cycle Union Under 21 British Champion (ACU). Writes Anwen Francis

This is the first time that Dafydd Davies (pictured in action above) has won this prestigious title, and the second time ever for a Welsh man to be awarded this since Luke Cooper of Pontypridd won it in 2013.

Davies was the favourite to win this championship as he held a commanding lead over his nearest two rivals going into this final meeting of the season, but it was only after a success in the opening race that he discovered he had actually won the title.

After competing in race one of the final round of the 2017 British Championships at the Canada Heights track based near Sidcup, Davies made a call home to his mother Carol to work out the points and to see where he was placed on the leader board.

The seniors in action

“Dafydd went into his first race with a 43 point lead and each race is worth 25 points. I worked out his score and he had won the championship. He then went on to compete in the other two races and finished with a clear win,” said his delighted mum Carol.

Dafydd added: “I’m really pleased and I hope this championship title will open doors for me maybe in sponsorship and support for the racing season next year.”

He will be presented with his cup, trophy and gold medal at the ACU British Championship dinner in Birmingham mid January.

Quad racing-a fast and furious sport!

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