Girls Medal In All County Mountain Bike Races

This year’s mountain biking event was another successful year for the girls at Lakers.

The year 9 girls headed to Hartpury as reigning champions and they planned to keep their gold medal and title. Their drive and determination was apparent from the outset. Leah Teague set the pace from the front and took the lead from the very first lap. As the bike was handed over to Jenna Skidmore and then Mackenna Brace, the Lakers team only continued to pull away and by the 30 minute mark, they had lapped all of their opponents. Very worthy winners and County Champions for the second year running! Well done.

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This year’s mountain biking event was another successful year for the girls at Lakers. The year 9 girls headed to Hartpury as reigning champions and they planned to keep their gold medal and title. Their drive and determination was apparent from the outset. Leah Teague set the pace from the front and took the lead from the very first lap. As the bike was handed over to Jenna Skidmore and then Mackenna Brace, the Lakers team only continued to pull away and by the 30 minute mark, they had lapped all of their opponents. Very worthy winners and County Champions for the second year running! Well done.

The year 8 girls were handed a wildcard into this year’s competition after finishing second in the district event, when a Gloucester school withdrew from the competition. With all three girls having played in the touch rugby competition in the morning, they knew they would have a fight on their hands to find the energy to go on and complete a 30 minute ride. All three team members, as always were superb. They gave their absolute all to the race and despite one rider falling during the second lap, as a team, they fought hard to gain the ground back and finished in the silver medal position! An excellent race and a well-deserved second place.

The medals continued to come in for the girls after Leah Teague and Mackenna Brace competed in the time trial event (riders can opt in to complete one lap in the quickest time possible). Sadly for Mackenna, a fall during the downhill section resulted in her finishing outside of the medals. However, Leah Teague raced around the track in near perfect style and claimed the silver medal for the second year running in this event.

An excellent day at the county games for all of our mountain bikers! Well done.

Year 9 team: Leah Teague, Jenna Skidmore, Mackenna Brace

Year 8 Team: Kayleigh Brooks, Millie Purser, Ruby Purser