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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

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