All­sop off to a flyer in first of spring se­ries


Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

HYDE Heath’s Lucy All­sop was once again the star of the show for the Sum­mit MTB Club at the first round of the Gor­rick Spring Se­ries.

Young rid­ers from the Chiltern­based club were out in force for the event, held at Sad­dle­back Hill, near Cam­ber­ley, field­ing 10 rid­ers across three age cat­e­gories on a course that was dry, fast and tech­ni­cally chal­leng­ing.

Eight-year-old All­sop, in a strong start to the sea­son, was first home in the U11 girls cat­e­gory, while in the boys’ race, 10-year-old Wil­liam Shield rode fan­tas­ti­cally in his first ever race to claim fifth place.

He nar­rowly pipped team mate, Ed Camp­bell, also 10, into sixth, by just five sec­onds, while eightyear-olds Ben Don­ald and Alex Benger were 17th and 23rd re­spec­tively.

Josh Scott, from Chal­font St Giles, was un­lucky to get a punc­ture dur­ing the first lap of the youth boys (15-16) race and the 16-year-old was un­able to com­plete the cir­cuit.

But last year’s star rider, 15-yearold Ross Deall, com­pet­ing in a new age cat­e­gory for the first time, rode

Mem­bers of Sum­mit MTB Club in­clud­ing (right) Lucy All­sop strongly to claim 12th place against Crowthorne Woods, near rid­ers a full year older than him. Brack­nell, on Sun­day.

In a highly-com­pet­i­tive ju­ve­nile Sum­mit MTB is a Sport Eng­land boys (13-14) race, Sum­mit rid­ers Club­mark Ac­cred­ited club and Ollie Raja-Brown, Tom runs regular coach­ing ses­sions for Bar­row­cliffe and Jake Scott also rid­ers aged six to 16 in Lotts Wood, fought hard to fin­ish ninth, 11th near Hyde Heath. Any­one and 14th re­spec­tively. in­ter­ested in tak­ing part should

The rid­ers will all be on show con­tact Tim Pie at sum­mit­goride@ again when round two is held in


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