CYCLING: Leading girls inspire top Spalding display

TOP RIDE: Tilly Gurney was the leading girl in the duathlon at Mildenhall. Photo by TIM BRYETT
TOP RIDE: Tilly Gurney was the leading girl in the duathlon at Mildenhall. Photo by TIM BRYETT
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Spalding Cycling club sent a 40-strong team to the Mildenhall Cycling Festival as they rounded off the grass track season in style.

In the individual stakes, Emily Richards and Tilly Gurney finished second and third respectively in their duathlon events – which saw them both finish as first girl home.

Jacob Young rode well to finish just behind Richards, while Megan Kendall was second girl in the same event as Gurney.

In the boys’ duathlon, Cameron Neilson and Jake Norton both won their events.

Bryn Richards was a close second to Neilson and also put in a fine ride to finish third in his age group’s juvenile omnium.

Spalding, coached expertly by Shane Norton, also fielded four teams in the team pursuit – with most of the young riders matching up well against much older and experienced teams.

The Cyclo Cross event then saw Richards and Gurney repeated their winning ways.

Meanwhile in the Madison Cyclo Cross, Sam Bentley and Adam Ellis finished in a fine third place.