Muddy Monsters series completed at Gosling Sports Park

PUBLISHED: 16:32 25 February 2014 | UPDATED: 16:32 25 February 2014

Left to right Sam Newman, Oliver Grout and Max Jackson. Picture by Kate Bates.

Left to right Sam Newman, Oliver Grout and Max Jackson. Picture by Kate Bates.


The final round of the Muddy Monsters cyclo-cross series was run at WGC’s Gosling Sports Park on Saturday to complete the seven race programme.

The series was aimed at encouraging young riders to take part in off road events for new comers to the sport of cyclo-cross and enjoy competing in a friendly atmosphere.

Twenty eight young riders signed on for the final event, each age group had three short races before the overall trophies and medals were presented for the series.

The U8 and U10 series resulted in a tie for first place between Welwyn Wheelers Oliver Grout and Max Jackson with Sam Newman third – first place went to Grout who had posted the most first places.

The U12 series was won by Tom Sharples from Alistair Murray and Finlay Mitchell, while the U14s went to CC Ashwell’s Holly Proctor from Wheelers Naomi Holt and Freya Butler.

The riders who took part in the series had to contend with difficult weather and muddy conditions and are to be congratulated in their determination and enthusiasm.

Saturday’s final event was run in warm sunshine and on a remarkably dry course.

The series will resume in October, it is expected many of the riders in this winter’s Muddy Monsters events will move up to riding in the Eastern and Central Cyclo-cross events next autumn.

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