King’s Lynn MTB strike two golds at Olympic site

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Mud, Sweat and Gears Eastern XC Series

Following the long awaited opening of the Hadleigh Olympic Park, the venue played host to round four of the Mud, Sweat and Gears mountain bike series and was well attended by King’s Lynn MTB Club.

Some 10 riders made the trip to Essex to take on the mighty course.

Paul Ashby and Joe Allen (pictured), notched strong wins at the Olympic venue. Allen, aged 8, led from the front in the Under 9 Category. Ashby in the Grand Vets Category also led from the front.

The club has a bright future with the likes of Allen who is leading the Eastern Region XC Championship in the U9 Category and is one of the youngest members.

This drive for success, through having fun riding to hard work and commitment, is evident in all categories by the men and women in the club who are continuing to secure strong places in the series.


Grand Vets Male: Paul Ashby 1st 1:16:50, 6 laps.

Under 9: Joe Allen 1st.

Open Male: Paul Quantrill 6th 46:57, 3 laps; Dom Clarke 9th 47:56; Linley Gales 24th 53:46; Kevin Beales 44th 59:19; Neil Allen retired.

Sport Male: James Murphy 6th 1:32:07 6 laps; Rob Smithers 20th 1:21:21 5 laps. Sport Female: Emily Quantrill retired.