All­sop crowned champ af­ter Read­ing win

MOUN­TAIN BIK­ING

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HYDE Heath moun­tain bike racer Lucy All­sop was crowned South­ern Re­gion U11 cham­pion af­ter storm­ing to victory on Satur­day.

The nine-year-old MTB Sum­mit rider took the lead in the girls’ race from the start and fin­ished an im­pres­sive two min­utes, 41 sec­onds ahead of her near­est ri­val at the South­ern Re­gion XC MTB Cham­pi­onships in Read­ing.

Team-mate Alex Benger, also nine, fin­ished ninth in the boys race, while Lucy’s younger sib­ling Katie, five, held onto third spot in the U9 girls race right up un­til the fi­nal stages, when she was just pipped to the line by Gra­cie Fox of Frog Bikes.

The U13 boys saw more strong and gutsy rides from Amer­sham’s Wil­liam Shield and Ed Camp­bell both 11, com­pet­ing over one full lap of the highly tech­ni­cal se­nior course.

Camp­bell, who suf­fered from

VICTORY: Lucy All­sop fin­ished at the top of the podium and (right) pic­tured in ac­tion tion me­chan­i­cal prob­lems through­out All­sop rode strongly to fin­ish the se­ries will be held at Bor­don, the race, was dis­ap­pointed with fourth in the sport fe­male in Hamp­shire, on May 31. his 15th po­si­tion fin­ish, while cat­e­gory, just 12 sec­onds off a Sum­mit MTB and runs regular Shield just missed out on a top podium spot. coach­ing ses­sions for rid­ers aged 10 place, fin­ish­ing 11th. The race, which also scored six to 16 in Lotts Wood, near

In the ju­ve­nile boys (13-14) points for the South­ern XC Hyde Heath. race, Tom Bar­row­cliffe, 13, Se­ries, sees all the Sum­mit rid­ers Any­one in­ter­ested in tak­ing fought hard to fin­ish in 15th on course for high over­all part should email Tim Pie at place, while adult racer Zoe rank­ings, and the fourth race of sum­mit­goride@gmail.com.

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