Poppy reaches Summit
SUMMIT Mountain Bike riders had a triumphant time in a competitive Go-Ride Tour event at Cassiobury Park, Watford, on Saturday.
The Chiltern hopefuls raced hard in the hot sun in three events – a sprint course, a twisty MTB course and a handicap race.
The first to triumph after all three events was Poppy Gregory, aged seven, for the U8 girls. She was joined on the podium by fouryear-old Katie Allsop, who rode strongly into second place.
Eight-year-old Lucy Allsop won the U10 girls event with another strong display and nine-year old William Akers strode to a fine victory for the U10 boys, while his sister Rebecca competed well to take top podium spot in the U14 girls section.
Meanwhile, for the U8 boys, six-year-old Harry Gregory rode strongly to just miss out on a podium place, taking fourth spot in his first cycle race.
For more information about Summit MTB, which runs regular coaching sessions and trail rides for youngsters aged six to 16 in and around the Chilterns. email head Go-Ride coach, Zoe Allsop, at goride@ summitmtb.co.uk.
PODIUM FINISH: (From left) Summit MTB’s Katie Allsop and Poppy Gregory