ON Sunday, sisters Lucy and Katie Allsop from Hyde Heath, rode to victory in the British Cycling Central Region Cyclocross Championships.
Both sisters ride for Amershambased cycling club Summit MTB, and for Hillingdon Slipstreamers.
Nine-year-old Katie, who attends Gateway School in Great Missenden, raced in the U10s category on a short version of the course. She took a tumble at the start of her race, but recovered sufficiently to take the top step of the podium.
Lucy, 12, who attends The Misbourne School in Year 8, competing for the first year in the nationallyranked U14s category, led her race from the first lap and rode consistently on technical and slippery terrain to maintain a strong gap to second place (Greta Carey, Palmer Park Velo). This victory should ensure a strong gridding position at the National Championships to be held at CycloPark, in Kent, on January 12 and 13.
Lucy Allsop in action