Summit Riders Inspired by Olympians and the PM!
On Monday 12th August Watford’s Cassiobury Park played host to a British Cycling Demonstration Go-Ride Racing event. The high-profile event saw young riders from all over the region compete over two short, but tight and twisty laps on a grassy circuit. The riders were surprised and delighted at the arrival of the mystery guests - Olympic Gold Medallists Sir Chris Hoy and Dame Victoria Pendleton, Sir Dave Brailsford, Performance Director at British Cycling and Manager of Team Sky. Shortly afterwards, the Prime Minister David Cameron also arrived to watch the racing before announcing to the gathered media his new plan to invest and extra £94 million in cycling in the UK. Riders from Summit MTB rose to the occasion, with Lucy Allsop winning the Under 9 girls races, Ben Broadhead winning the Under 12 boys and Charles Rollins coming a close second in the Under 11 boys. New club-member William Newton not only claimed Gold in his race, but also was selected to be part of Mr Cameron’s ‘Meet and Greet’ team and got to chat to him before the event. Riders were presented their medals by Brian Cookson OBE, President of British Cycling and were thrilled to have the chance to get autographs to have their photos taken with their cycling heros. A great day out for all and great inspiration for all the young riders!
Lucy Allsop: Winner U9 Girls, Bronze U10 Girls
Charles Rollins: Silver U11 Boys
Ben Broadhead: Winner U12 BoysWilliam Newton: Winner U13 Boys