TROWBRIDGE rider Victor Cox is considering his future in the sport after competing in one of the toughest challenges of his career.

The 30-year-old took part in the Bol D’Or 24 hour race last weekend at the Paul Ricard race track in France.

After being asked to test the bike, which Cox was unavailable for, Team R2CL then asked the former British Superbike rider to be part of their team of three for the gruelling endurance race.

Each rider had a 55 minute stint, the length of time before the fuel tank was empty, before having a rest while the other two riders were on track.

However, things were made harder when one of Team R2CL crashed, leaving just two riders to complete around half of the allotted time.

Despite that, Cox helped his side to a respectable 14th place finish, out of a field of 55, with the team completing 651 laps, 36 behind winners Suzuki Endurance Racing Team.

“It was unbelievably hard,” said Cox.

“My last race was July last year so it was jumping in at the deep end.

“I had never ridden the circuit before and up to the race I only had about 35 laps practice, including qualifying.

“To make it that more difficult, there are three riders in the team and one of our team crashed in the eighth hour and then on the 12th hour he pulled into the pits at about 3am and he literally fell straight off the side of the bike.

“He wasn’t very well so the team screamed and shouted for me to get on the bike and from that moment onwards it was a two-rider team.

“It was that hard, the team were almost putting me on and off the bike come the end, I was that physically and mentally drained.

“It was a great opportunity and I am glad I did it.”

However, with Cox’s partner Lucy expecting their first child in January, the Trowbridge rider is uncertain where his future lies in the sport.

“I have had some great years riding at national level but it has become very hard to get decent rides unless you have a lot of decent backing behind you,” he added.

“I am not 100 per cent sure with regards to next year.

“I might have another year off and unless something decent comes up, enjoy life in general and go from there.”