Sum­mit about All­sop no mat­ter which dis­ci­pline

Young­ster takes cy­clocross ti­tle on good day for club

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Jon Batham tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­

LUCY All­sop showed her ver­sa­til­ity as Sum­mit Moun­tain Bike Club en­joyed another win­ning week­end.

The eight-year-old from Hyde Heath swapped dis­ci­plines to try cy­clocross in the Cen­tral Re­gion Cy­clocross League at RAF Hal­ton, and the change did her no harm as she beat friends Caitlin Love­less and Astrid Spragg, both of Hilling­don Slip­stream­ers, in a three-way charge to the line in the U10 event.

Sum­mit’s adult rid­ers also fared well with Zoe All­sop fin­ish­ing third in the se­nior women’s race, Neil Din­gle tak­ing sixth in the Vet 40+ and Mark Deall com­ing 13th in the sport male cat­e­gory.

The rest of Sum­mit’s com­peti­tors raced in the fi­nale of the Banjo Cy­cles Ram­page XC Se­ries in Checkon­don, Oxon, held on Satur­day night.

In the ju­ve­nile boys cat­e­gory Ross Deall just missed out on re­peat­ing his win from last time out, com­ing sec­ond, while Tom Barrowcliffe rode to a fan­tas­tic fourth place.

(From left) Astrid Spragg, Lucy All­sop, both eight, Caitlin and

Love­less, nine, on the podium for the U10 girls race, with

RAF Cy­cling Club or­gan­iser Keiran

Jar­ratt Th­ese two led the over­all stand­ings for the se­ries and with Seth Ka­naris (Sum­mitMTB/ Hilling­don Slip­stream­ers) com­ing third over­all the club achieved a clean sweep of the podium.

There was more suc­cess in the U9 cat­e­gory where Ben Don­ald won again and seven-year-old Orla Barrowcliffe was a close sec­ond, giv­ing both se­ries vic­to­ries over­all.

Alex Benger was sixth on the day, with Peter Don­ald com­ing home in 12th.

Lucy All­sop, mean­while, just held on to her third place over­all in the Se­ries U11 Girls cat­e­gory, de­spite not rac­ing the fi­nal event.


Pho­tos con­trib­uted

THEY’RE OFF: The start of the se­nior, veteran and ju­nior women’s race at RAF Hal­ton

COM­PE­TI­TION: (Above) Sum­mit MTB’s Lucy All­sop leads Caitlin Love­less from Hilling­don Slip­stream­ers; (in­set) Lucy on her way to vic­tory in the U10 girls race; (left) The U10s start line at RAF Hal­ton


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