2014 Start Cycles Muddy Monday MTB League started on Monday 9th June with a great turnout of 35 young riders, 13 of which were girls at Gallagher Park, Bedlington in the 4 race series. The series which gives novice youngsters the opportunity to take part in a mass start race on a mini circuit, a hill climb time trial and a skills challenge during each round.
The mass start race used some of the excellent trails built by Jen Morley and her team of Barnesbury volunteers. Tyneside Vagabond rider Fiona Turnbull made easy work of the course to beat fellow under 14 rider Jack Nicholson MRPSCC by 15 seconds. The sun was out to ensure all riders started and finished all the events in the evening sunshine.
Riders of the night include Zavier Cleathero, who at 3 years old is the youngest rider ever to ride in the Muddy Monday MTB League, Jessica Hickson MRPSCC who scored two 2nd and a 3rd place in the most competitive age category (under 12’s) and the ever present Daniel Holmes (Tyneside Vags) who scooped 3 1st places to rack up maximum points.